88th Texas Legislative Session - Spring-Summer 2023
Meetings @ the Texas Capitol - February 20-24, 2023
The School Board's Role: Advocacy
Among the School Board's many roles is advocacy at the state level, ensuring they maintain relationships with legislators and develop opportunities to collaborate with them for the benefit of our students, staff, and community. The board's priorities for this session include the establishment of a perpetual funding increase to the basic allotment for school districts based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI); the expansion of safety and security measures for all districts across Texas, including counseling and mental heath support; a redesign of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) contributions, disbursements, and eligibility requirements; and more.
Our School Board spends many volunteer hours educating, inspiring, and empowering with fellow Texas Trustees through learning and training about advocacy at various times throughout the year, regular visits to the capitol, helping others understand how public schools work, and sharing the news about the needs that exist in our schools at the local level. We want to sincerely thank our Trustees for their leadership not only in our district, yet also in the region and across the state as we celebrate Texas public schools and support education for our students, families, staff, and communities