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Dear STAT members,
A huge thank you goes out to all those who responded to the survey! We had an overwhelming response and I stayed up several nights to read every single one of the entries! We have very passionate educators! You will find that the statement we have sent to the Education Committee members in the House and Senate represents all of your voices combined. View it here.
The STAT Policy and Procedures Committee has worked over the last year to revise the STAT Bylaws. The Bylaws have been streamlined and simplified in order to be easily read and understood. Details that were duplicated in the Policies and Procedures Manual were removed. The current Bylaws are over 40 pages long. The new draft is much shorter and succinct at just over 4 pages. While no substantial changes were made to the way the organization is run, they do look different. View them here.
Two changes that should be noted:
We are thrilled to announce the February Issue of The STATellite – this issue brings you classroom ideas, opportunities for continuing education and a legislative update on bills that could affect your career. Please fill out our survey regarding your thoughts and read this issue of the STATellite here!
One of the highlights of STAT’s Legislative Day at the Capitol will be hearing from Josh Sanderson, a lobbyist with the Association of Texas Professional Educators. Prior to his six years with ATPE, Josh worked as a legislative aide in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives.
Mr. Sanderson will visit with STAT members during the reception Thursday, February 21 at the Wyndham Conference Center on Woodward and I-35. He will review the big picture issues at the Capitol this session, including his specialties of school finance and teacher retirement issues.