Long-Range Plan Steering Committee Named
(Release courtesy of Texas State Board of Education)
AUSTIN – The State Board of Education has created an 18-member steering committee to help it develop a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education.
The committee will work throughout the 2017-2018 school year to draft recommendations that will be sent to the State Board, which will ultimately approve the final plan.
The steering committee is made up of five board members who are:
At the request of the board, the heads of three agencies appointed one staff member each to serve on the committee. Those appointees are:
Rounding out the committee are 10 stakeholder representatives. More than 600 Texans volunteered to serve on the committee when the board solicited nominations this summer.
“We are overwhelmed by the volume and quality of applications we received from Texans who offered to serve on the Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee. The 10 stakeholders selected will bring a wide breadth of the experience to the table,” Bahorich said.
“We hope to involve those who were not selected in other ways in the process, such as inviting them to community meetings that will be held around the state over the coming year,” she said.
The 10 individuals selected to represent stakeholder groups on the committee are:
The first meeting of the steering committee is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 12 in the board room, room 1-104, of the William B. Travis State Office Building, located at 1701 N. Congress Ave. in Austin.
The Texas Education Agency, The Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) at American Institutes for Research (AIR), and the Meadows Foundation are providing in-kind or financial assistance for this phase of the project.
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