Standing up for your school district is critical in your role as a board member. Do you know what to do before you contact your local lawmaker, how to contact them, and how to let them know where you stand on important education issues like school finance reform and school vouchers?
Become an effective public education advocate for your school district with TASB’s Adopt-a-Legislator program. This program is a proven, organized approach to advocacy that eliminates the guesswork and focuses on building meaningful relationships with lawmakers.
Meeting with your lawmakers is an effective way to deliver your advocacy message. Make the most out of your next face-to-face meeting with your lawmakers by following TASB’s simple guidelines. Learn how to organize your talking points, get a sample script, and find out how to effectively follow up.
TASB helps you plan lawmaker visits that are a success. Get this step-by-step guide for school board members planning to take their lawmakers on a campus tour in their school district.
Texas school trustees are the only locally elected officials chosen by voters to represent the interests of schoolchildren. The TASB School Board Advocacy Network (SBAN) helps you organize, get tips and resources, and effectively advocate public schools at local, state, and national levels.
Getting involved in elections is part of being a good advocate. TASB’s guidance can help you stay on the right side of the law. Find out what kind of legal restrictions apply to school board members when educating candidates about your school district, supporting legislative campaigns, or running for re-election.
TASB helps school board members like you successfully testify before the Legislature. Use these basic guidelines to develop and organize an advocacy message. Learn how the committee process works, and how to get around the Capitol.
You juggle many responsibilities as a school board member. Keeping up with the Texas Legislature and all of its actions on your own can be a daunting task. TASB can ease that load for you with our daily and weekly legislative recaps.
There’s strength in numbers, and TASB hosts several events where you can tap into the advocacy energy of your peers across the state, learn about the legislative process, and to speak directly with your legislators on the issues most important to your district.