Announcements

  • Call to Action: Use Your Voice to Defend the G/T Allotment in Texas

    Last week the Expenditures Working Group met and made recommendations to reallocate $5.3 billion to current and new education programs by eliminating the G/T allotment and other funds. The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will meet this Tuesday, September 25, at 9 a.m., to consider these recommendations.

    Although the gifted community successfully defended the G/T allotment in the spring, we once again need your voice to tell the Commission how important the G/T allotment is for gifted education in Texas.
  • Gifted Education in Texas needs your voice!

    The Texas Public School Finance Commission has been meeting in Austin to study school finance and draft a recommendation for the Texas Legislature’s consideration in the 2019 legislative session. 

    Once again, the subject of eliminating the G/T allotment has come up.  We need your voice to tell the Commission how important the G/T allotment is for gifted education in Texas. 

    Please email the Texas Public School Finance Commission and tell them the importance of the G/T weight and allotment. Explain that it was created to support gifted students for a reason and voice your concerns about how detrimental it would be to eliminate the allotment.

    You may use this sample letter to send to the Commission.

    If you know any of the members personally, please contact them soon.
    Texas Public School Finance Commission Members:

    Justice Scott Brister (Commission Chair) – Georgetown
    Rep. Diego Bernal – San Antonio 
    Sen. Paul Bettencourt – Houston
    Dr. Keven Ellis – Lufkin 
    Rep. Dan Huberty – Houston 
    Nicole Conley Johnson – Austin 
    Dr. Doug Killian - Pflugerville
    Rep. Ken King – Canadian 
    Melissa Martin – Deer Park 
    Elvira Reyna – Denton County
    Sen. Larry Taylor – Friendswood 
    Sen. Royce West – Dallas 
    Todd Williams – Dallas
  • Early Reg Ends 3/26 - Leadership Conference

    Do you like saving money? Then hurry!
    Discounted registration for the 2018 Leadership Conference in Plano ends 3/26.

    Space is filling up fast to join over 250 leaders of gifted education in Texas and beyond.

    Email me if you have any questions or need assistance.