Benefits of Membership

The Texas School Coalition reflects the diversity that is Texas. We are large, small, and mid-size. We are urban, rural, and suburban. We are growing, declining, and stable in our enrollment. Our students and communities reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of all families in Texas.

The Texas School Coalition advocates for the highest quality public education for all students. Here are a few of the benefits our members find most valuable:

 

Advocacy
The Texas School Coalition is the only organization that represents the voice of all Chapter 41 districts at the state and local levels, making sure your elected officials, decision makers and the media are aware of the important and unique issues affecting Chapter 41 students, families and educators.

With a full-time presence in Austin, we provide you an opportunity to contribute to and help shape a state policy agenda. With leadership and guidance for this work, local districts have a greater opportunity to make a meaningful impact when we are united in actions and voice toward common goals.

 

Member Communications

Communication is essential to the success of an organization. The Texas School Coalition provides members with regular updates on important legislation and litigation, a staff that is available to work with you at all times and the latest in school finance news and research.

 

Public Outreach

In advance of the 2013 legislative session, we are launching a public relations campaign to convey the vital role revenue-contributing school districts play in the school finance system. As a member you will be part of this effort, and the impact it will have during the 83rd Legislative Session and any subsequent special sessions that may follow.

Working with those responsible for communications in your local district, we will provide the tools and materials to engage with your local and state officials regarding your position on school funding.

  • Public relations counsel and support
  • Press releases and op/eds
  • School finance fact sheets and overviews
  • Sample presentations that can be customized for your district

Technical assistance

We provide the latest information on the schools finance system and how changes will affect your district. Through our website, we host a full clearinghouse of school finance information specifically for Coalition members with essential updates about events, new research, news reports and policy proposals.

 

Opportunities to showcase your district statewide

With our visibility, there are numerous opportunities to highlight the successes and strategies of local districts beyond the community where they are based. We can make sure your story is heard.

 

Become a member

If your school district is interested in becoming a member of the Texas School Coalition, please contact Christy@txsc.org.