Your advocacy matters, now!
Let our legislative delegation and members of the House and Senate education committees hear our advocacy message to #FullyFundSBISD.
For representatives and contact information, view the listings below or visit Legislative Contacts.
Sample advocacy message for March 23, 2023
Dear Representative/Senator _____________,
My child is a student at _____________ in Spring Branch ISD. I am reaching out regarding Senate Bill 8 with opposition to any model for education savings accounts that would provide a higher level of per student funding than what is provided to public schools through the Basic Allotment. As written, the $8,000 per student allocation for education savings accounts is $2,000 higher than the current Basic Allotment provides for my child in Spring Branch ISD. I also oppose any education savings account model that does not mandate the same across-the-board accountability and transparency required of my public school district.
With regards to Senate Bill 30, funds collected for public education should remain in public education. Please oppose the $8.2 billion reduction to the Foundation School Program, which diverts recaptured dollars from school districts like Spring Branch ISD to fund the state’s bottom line. Instead, please reinvest at least $8.2 billion into public education. Diverting funds intended for public education to fund the state’s bottom line is unacceptable. Our children deserve better.
House Representatives representing SBISD
- Mano DeAyala, Texas State Rep. @manoforstaterep
- Lacey Hull, Texas State Rep. @laceyhulltx
- Penny Shaw, Texas State Rep. @votepennyshaw
State Senators representing SBISD
- Paul Bettencourt, Texas Senator @TeamBettencourt
- Joan Huffman, Texas Senator @joanhuffman
- John Whitmire, Texas Senator @whitmire_john
- Brandon Creighton, Chair
- Donna Campbell, Vice-Chair
- Paul Bettencourt, Member
- Brian Birdwell, Member
- Pete Flores, Member
- Phil King, Member
- Morgan LaMantia, Member
- José Menéndez, Member
- Mayes Middleton, Member
- Tan Parker, Member
- Angela Paxton, Member
- Drew Springer, Member
- Royce West, Member
- Brad Buckley, Chair
- Alma Allen, Vice-Chair
- Steve Allison
- Charles Cunningham
- Harold Dutton
- Cody Harris
- Brian Harrison
- Cole Hefner
- Gina Hinojosa
- Ken King
- Oscar Longoria
- Matt Schaefer
- James Talarico