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Delegate Assembly: State Must Fund Public Schools

At TASA/TASB Convention, school board members from across the state met as delegates to TASB’s Delegate Assembly. TASB Executive Director James B. Crow noted in his December Texas Lone Star column that delegates called on state legislators to do the right thing and pay the state’s fair share of public education costs.

The Advocacy Agenda priority related to public school funding reads:

“TASB calls upon state legislators to share the costs of funding public schools by providing at least 50 percent of Foundation School Program formula funding to reduce overreliance on local property taxes. The state must stop supplanting the state’s prior-year contribution with increases in local property tax revenue.”

Public schools need more than just school board members to be advocates. “Don’t sit on the sidelines in our schools’ time of great need,” Crow writes. “You can help by sending a letter to your lawmakers, urging them to adequately fund public schools.” An easy way to do that is to go to the Texans for Strong Public Schools website.

Read “Note to the Legislature: Do What’s Right” by James. B. Crow, Texas Lone Star.

December 17, 2018