Yesterday, I called your attention to information from the December 11 Meeting of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance that would be used to finalize a recommendation to the legislature before December 31. The links I provided in the article are for the December 11 meeting and the supporting documentation. Today, I will add an article from High Plains Public Radio that contains: read more arw

I watched the Texas Commission on Public School Finance - yes, the entire 6 hours - and have marked my calendar for the next meeting, December 19 at 10 a.m.If you wish to participate in the upcoming legislative debate on school funding this is the place to start. Remember, the last read more arw

Having it both ways is similar to having your cake and eating it too. This describes how I feel about the message we are hearing from the Commission on School Finance and Governor Abbott. On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will meet to make recommendations to the full committee. (Agenda) . Later this month (possibly December 19), the committee meet again.  Will they vote on the recommendations? Will we know who is in favor and who is not? The subcommittees have previously taken votes, which leads me to think there may be a full committee vote. read more arw

After the first day of early voting for the November 6 election, voting continues to be the major news issue of the day. Educators identified the first day of  early voting as Educator Voting Day and Friday as Student Voting Day. You will note that many articles identify increased voter turnout on the first day - Maybe you are making a difference. (The rest of this article is a repost from yesterday.) read more arw

Early voting starts today across the state and October 22 is declared Educator Voting Day by TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators). read more arw

TASA/TASB Conference

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TexasISD will publish as usual on Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28.  Josh and I will be at TASA/TASB in side-by-side booths 705 (Equity Center) and 709  (Eichelbaum Wardell).  Stop by and say hello. - js- read more arw