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TAGT Board Creates HB3/State Plan Task Force

With the passing of House Bill 3 and the new Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students this summer, the TAGT Board of Directors has created a task force to explore the implications and member needs stemming from these changes. Our goal is to ensure that TAGT:
  • meets member needs as they navigate the new law and state plan;
  • continues effective advocacy efforts with the state in creating the rules around HB3; and
  • effectively prepares for the interim and 87th legislative session (2021).
With the passing of House Bill 3 and the new Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students this summer, the TAGT Board of Directors has created a task force to explore the implications and member needs stemming from these changes. Our goal is to ensure that TAGT:
  • meets member needs as they navigate the new law and state plan;
  • continues effective advocacy efforts with the state in creating the rules around HB3; and
  • effectively prepares for the interim and 87th legislative session (2021).

This diverse group of G/T and school administrators, university researchers, and ESC staff will work throughout the school year to identify and create templates and samples, research proposals, and other resources to help you and your school district implement the new law and rules.

Task force members include:
  • Monica Simonds, Richardson ISD (Chair)
  • Dr. Meredith Austin, Humble ISD
  • Kristin Graham, Spring Branch ISD
  • Merrill Hammons, Brownsville ISD
  • Dr. Jaret Hodges, University of North Texas
  • Dr. Todd Kettler, Baylor University
  • Dr. Douglas Killian, Pflugerville ISD
  • Raine Maggio, Round Rock ISD
  • Greg Reeves, ESC 17
  • Clint Rodriguez, ESC 11
  • Rolando Ruvalcaba, ESC 20
  • Justin Vawter, NuMinds Enrichment
  • Crystal Wilson, Fort Bend ISD

As the task force develops resources, TAGT will share this information with its members. Please let us know how we can help you by emailing taskforce@txgifted.org.

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