New Year’s Resolutions
Looking beyond December, it will be time for New Year’s
resolutions. As you think about some goals you would like to
accomplish next year, why not resolve to build relationships
with those who represent you at the Capitol?
There may also be some former legislators who would
be willing to join in advocating for Texas public schools.
Each of them will have built relationships individually while
serving in Austin. One of my former state representatives
agreed to talk to the friends she had made while serving
about the importance of public schools and the need to fix
the school funding system.
Calendars tend to fill up quickly, so the sooner you can
reach out to staff or schedulers, the better your chances of
getting a portion of their time to attend. For those who do
attend, it is important that time is set aside to recognize them
and thank them for being there. All of us working together
across the state can bring progress and success to this most
No matter the size of your school district, jump aboard
and join us as we Stand Up for Texas Public Schools. I look
forward to hearing about your successes and the progress you
have made. We cannot take “no” for an answer and should
remain relentless in our pursuit for change and improvement.
I wish you and your families relaxation and fun times
while making many warm memories and hope that as the
year ends, you have an opportunity to slow down, catch
your breath, and gear up to have our voices be heard in
2018. Happy holidays to all.H
Teresa Flores, an Ingleside ISD trustee, is 2017-18 president of