TASA Input on Texas ESSA Plan (September 2017)
Internet Postings Required of School Districts (updated September 2016)
Contracts and Disclosure of Parties: Who Is Interested? (summer 2016)
85th Legislative Session – 2017
2017 TASA Legislative Priorities (August 2016)
Setting Aside A-F is a Legislative Imperative (August 2016)
84th Legislative Session – 2015
House Interim Charges Related to Public Education (November 2015)
Senate Interim Charges Related to Public Education (November 2015)
TASA's Initial Bill Summary Report (Final Bill Report available above.)
83rd Legislative Session – 2013
Summary of HB 5 (as signed into law)
Sample Voucher Resolution (docx)
Teacher Retirement System
2017 Report on School Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education
Each session, TASA and TASB update the “Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Education,” a comprehensive list of state mandates placed on school districts that contribute significantly to the rising costs of public education. The document, first compiled in 2002, encompasses the majority of mandates passed since 1995 but does not contain a complete list of all mandates on Texas school districts. It includes only those Texas laws and regulations that are likely to impose significant implementation costs either collectively or by themselves.
The goal of the revised report is to assist school leaders in identifying the most significant unfunded or underfunded mandates and in calculating the cost of implementing those mandates in their districts. School officials can help legislators understand the number of unfunded or underfunded mandates imposed on school districts by quantifying the costs of existing mandates, estimating the costs of mandates proposed during subsequent legislative sessions, and continuing to dialogue with their legislative representatives. Download the 2017 report.
Good News About Texas Public Schools
This poster, featuring a few of the latest achievements of Texas public schools, was sent in November 2016 to every campus and superintendent in Texas, thanks to Friends of Texas Public Schools. Please post them for all to see! Also see this compilation of news about Texas public schools; it could be useful in your advocacy efforts.