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Legislative Alert - April 2018

Gifted Education in Texas needs your voice! 

The Texas Commission on Public School Finance 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 Commission on Public School Finance 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.
PDF version
 
If you know any of the members personally, please contact them soon.

Texas Commission on Public School Finance 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

If you have any questions, please email Sheri Hicks, TAGT Executive Director.

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