TASB advocates for legislation that exempts public
school buses from paying tolls for use of toll roads operated by the state and regional mobility authorities or
TASB advocates for legislation that grants public
school districts flexibility to invest surplus oil and gas
royalties in accordance with the Texas Trust Code.
TASB advocates for state formula funding for programs in which public school students are enrolled and
receive credit in college courses.
TASB advocates for a study on the growth in recapture payments and recapture districts since implementation to determine if the system should be capped
at a maximum percentage of districts, students, and/or
TASB advocates for a review and approval process to
prevent an oversaturation of charter schools in particular
TASB advocates for legislation that adequately funds
the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) to ensure
districts are able to meet increasing costs and adequately
fund required materials adoptions, including instructional technology. Legislation should also be explored that
would serve to tie funding under IMA to the State Board
of Education proclamations that are issued. Finally, the
statute governing IMA should be revised to include an
element of permanency as the current language leaves
funding to the whim of each Legislature.
TASB advocates for the elimination of recapture payments on maintenance-and-operations tax rates above
TASB advocates for legislation that prevents the
use of the Permanent School Fund (PSF) to back charter
school bonds with a low underlying rating.
TASB advocates for legislation that improves funding
for facilities to include a higher percentage of students
and so that funding is provided for fast-growth districts.
As we head into a legislative session
in 2019, if you could say one thing to
your lawmakers about public
education, what would that be?
“There are hundreds of trustees
across this state who spend significant time thinking about and improving student achievement, as well
as discovering and implementing solutions for today’s public education
challenges. The results are evident
throughout the state in the success of our children. Take some time
every week to talk with—and listen
to—a school board trustee from one
of your local school districts. If you
listen, and we work together, the
entire state will benefit.”
—Laura DuPont, Clear Creek ISD
Board Vice-President P h