TASB Advocacy Agenda
TASB 2016-18 ADVOCACY
The TASB Advocacy Agenda is a two-year action plan that focuses the efforts of the TASB Board
of Directors, Association staff, and the more than 1,000 local school boards that constitute TASB.
Following are Resolutions for the 2016-18 Advocacy Agenda that were amended and adopted by
the 2017 TASB Delegate Assembly on October 7, 2017.
TASB supports expansion of the High-Quality
Prekindergarten program and daycare partnerships
to include nonqualifying prekindergarten students
and funding for a full-day program.
TASB supports students receiving state credit for
both college preparatory courses and college-read-iness courses.
TASB supports legislation to eliminate the state
requirement for attendance for credit (90 Percent
Rule) as currently mandated.
TASB supports Internet and Wi-Fi services for each
TASB supports state funding for programs in which
public school students are enrolled and receive
credit in college courses.
TASB supports the creation of a statewide online
education and advising tool to assist students in
making postsecondary and career plans, including
TASB opposes legislation that would discriminate
against any child and impede children’s access to
a quality education that enables them to achieve
their full potential.
TASB supports continuing the Teacher Retirement
System (TRS) as a defined benefits plan and in-
creasing state funding for state-mandated increases
in districts’ contributions to TRS.
TASB opposes the TRS requirement of a 12-full-
month (consecutive calendar) break in service
for retirees returning to full-time work with no
TASB supports district flexibility to adjust or eliminate the 187-workday requirement for a 10-month
contract employee to align with the state requirement of 75,600 minutes of instruction.
TASB supports that all retired school personnel be
authorized to substitute in a vacant position for up
to 90 school days instead of the current 20.
TASB supports keeping all local property taxes in
public education and returning state funding to
at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and
operating public schools.
TASB supports legislation that would fund mandates related to cameras in special education
TASB supports including off-campus instruction
in the calculation of the weighted average student
TASB supports state funding to retrofit existing
school buses and purchase new school buses with
three-point seat belts.