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State Legislative Update and CALL TO ACTION

Our State Senate has put in a measure under the HB3 that will take away the added much needed funds to the public education system here in Texas. We want HB3 as the House wrote it. The Senate put in an amendment that changes the home values to current year instead of previous year which will cost our school district $1.8 BILLION dollars. So the State PTA association is holding a press conference in four different cities across the state. Please join me today at the one here in Houston. Here is the information:

Press Conference @ 10:00 a.m. Friday (today)
It’s crunch time, and we have an urgent request for you. This Friday morning (today) at 10:00 a.m. school district and business leaders in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio will be conducting simultaneous press conferences calling on legislative leaders to maintain prior-year values in the school finance bill. We need our district to participate in this effort.

Here are the details on locations in each city:

Austin:
Hosted by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
535 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Dallas:
Hosted by Dallas ISD
9400 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75231

Houston:
Hosted by Spring Branch ISD
955 Campbell Rd., Houston, TX 77024

San Antonio:
TBD – we are still finalizing details

Please feel free to forward this message to others who may be interested in participating. Media advisories will be sent out in each city.