Membership Meeting
Monday, January 27 @ 2:15 p.m. in Room 602
We hope to see you at the Texas School Coalition membership meeting that will take place as part of the TASA Mid-winter Conference on Monday, January 27, at 2:15 p.m. in room 602 of the Austin Hilton Hotel.

Later that same day, we hope you will join us for our reception over at Parker Jazz Club , starting at 5:00 p.m.
We just saw a decade come to a close, so it's time to take a walk down memory lane and review what happened (and didn't happen) in the world of school finance over the last 10 years.

The decade began with a recession that prompted legislators to make punishing cuts in public education funding. It took many years for schools to recover from those cuts. Eventually, the Legislature put significant new dollars into public schools in 2019 and made significant structural reforms. A key question going forward is whether legislators can maintain those investments, especially if the economy heads south again.

Click here to read more and see what you remember (and what you may wish you could forget) .
District Spotlight: Jayton-Girard ISD

We are regularly profiling different member districts in our updates. It's an opportunity for you to learn something you may have in common or to learn something new and unique about your peer districts.
School District: Jayton-Girard ISD
Superintendent: Trig Overbo
Region: 17

Location: Jayton-Girard ISD is located in Jayton, population 504, which is located in Kent County, population 763. Kent County is located in west Texas between Lubbock and Abilene. 

Student Enrollment: We serve 171 students Pre-K through 12th grade.

School Campus Configuration: We serve all grades under one roof.

What are your district's points of pride?
  • We are tight-knit community that reflects our student body
  • Strong community support for all student activities
  • UIL Academic District Champions 10 years in a row
  • Student trips to New York, Hawaii, and Washington D.C.
  • 2-time State Football Champions
  • 2-time State Marching Band Champions 
What makes your school district/ community unique?
  • Many of our staff and board members are alumni
  • “Big Event” is an annual all school community service project
  • School swimming pool where JGISD students swim for free
  • Gym and Fitness Center open to students and public 24/7

What challenges does your district face?
  • Since we are an isolated district, it is difficult attracting certified teachers
  • Uncertainty of values with oil and gas
  • Chapter 49 legislation
Calling all musicians!
Do you have some talent you would like to share? Have you ever dreamed of playing in a jazz club? During our reception on Monday, January 27, we have a very special member of our group who agreed to share his talents with us, and we would love to have a jazz ensemble if there are others who are willing to join him on stage. If you have some musical gifts you would like to share, please send an email to to let us know.
Thank you to our annual sponsors!
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Austin, Texas 78746