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    The 82nd  Texas legislature is facing a large deficit this session and public education appears to be a significant target for budget cuts.  While public education's budget priorities should be addressed in relation to the overall state budget, public and parent input is an extremely important factor in determining public education's contribution to meeting state budget guidelines as well education spending priorities moving forward.

     

    Make time to inform yourself of legislative and budget proposals that will have a direct effect on your child and on public education's resources as priorities are set, budgets are adopted, and legislation is enacted.
    Make time

     

    Call and/or Write your state representatives and senators and ask questions about where the cuts are going to be and voice your opinions and concerns.  Proposals to release districts from the state requirement of a maximum of 22 students in K-4 classrooms as well as providing services for Gifted students and Dyslexic students are also on the table.
    Call and/or Write

     

    You have a responsibility to keep yourself informed and to be heard.  At the end of the day cuts are going to be made to the budget.  Denton continues to grow and significant cuts across the board could hurt us more than other districts.  According to a report by the Texas Comptroller, Denton spends a relatively low amount of money per student with high results.  See a link to the report below.
    You have a responsibility

     

    Follow the links.  Follow the legislature.
    They lead your child's future.
     
    Governor Rick Perry - http://www.governor.state.tx.us/
     

    Senate District 30--Senator Craig Estes
    Capitol Office: CAP 3E.8
    Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0130
    Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    District Address: 2716 Commerce St., Suite 101
    Wichita Falls TX 76301
    Phone: (940) 689-0191

     
    Senate District 12--Senator Jane Nelson
    Capitol Office: CAP 1E.5
    Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0112
    Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    District Address: 1235 S. Main St., Suite 280
    Grapevine TX 76051
    Phone: (817) 424-3446
     
    House District 64--Representative Myra Crownover
    Capitol Office: CAP GN.9
    Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0582
    Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    District Address: P.O. Box 535
    Lake Dallas TX 75065
    Phone: (940) 321-0013

     

    Texas Comptroller Spending Report
     

    Texas Legislature Online

     

    Texas House of Representatives

    http://www.house.state.tx.us/

     

    The Texas Senate

    http://www.senate.state.tx.us/

     

    Texas Association of School Boards Legislative Issues page

    http://www.tasb.org/legislative/index.aspx

     

    Texas Education Agency

    (See Education Laws and Rules)

    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

     

    Texas State Teachers Association

    (See Legislative tab)

    http://www.tsta.org/

     

    Texas American Federation of Teachers

    http://tx.aft.org/

     

     

Last Modified on January 12, 2011