RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF AUBREY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (“Board”) of the Aubrey Independent School District (“District”) is authorized by Texas Education Code § 11.151 to govern and oversee the management of the public schools in the District; and
WHEREAS, the Board is authorized by Texas Education Code § 11.1511(b) to seek to establish working relationships with other public entities to make effective use of community resources and to serve the needs of public school students in the community; and
WHEREAS, the Board has developed legislative priorities for the benefit of the district, community, and employees in accordance with these powers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE AUBREY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT:
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation increasing the state share of school funding for the operations and facilities of schools by investing funds in the present system; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation requiring the state to provide at least 50% of the funding for school districts; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports stronger compensation for educators that is not tied to incentive programs; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation protecting the educator pension system as a “defined benefit” plan; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation increasing the state’s health insurance contribution to educator health insurance plans; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation increasing the state’s portion of contributions for the Teacher’s Retirement System and TRS Care; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation reforming the school funding system to eliminate recapture; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation placing a moratorium on additional charter schools; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation establishing accountability systems for schools with less reliance on standardized tests; and
RESOLVED, the Board opposes the use of tax money in any form for the funding of private school vouchers or tax scholarship programs; and
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation providing greater financial assistance for school districts to improve security and allow districts flexibility in how funds are spent to meet local needs of students, staff and communities.
RESOLVED, the Board supports legislation making the Individual Graduation Committees (IGC) for students permanent.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 18th day of December 2018 by the Board of Trustees for the Aubrey Independent School District.
Jim Milacek, Board President
Colleen Dow, Board Secretary