In our efforts to reach out to members of the Texas Legislature, many Representatives and Senators have told us that you have lobbied to restrict reforms to the disciplinary system in Texas (particularly TASB and TASA). You are groups that receive taxpayer money through your members to lobby against the citizens of Texas best interests and we want to hear from you why you believe our efforts are misguided.
Our simple request is for you to email us your concerns and why you are trying to stand in the way of providing our children basic civil rights.
We are asking for a form of immediate parental notification and the ability for parents to become more involved with school administrators when disciplining our children.
We are asking for a fair and impartial system for appeals of punishment and innocence and guilt
We are asking for a program for students to turn in prohibitive items that pose a danger to campus security without the threat of severe punishment
We are asking that the reform legislation of 2005 (HB603) be made mandatory so that districts must include the language and spirit of the intent of the Legislature.
We are asking for common sense in deciding whether or not a child is guilty and then what, if any, punishment the child deserves
If you stand against basic rights, then please explain why. We recognize the fact that many have differing opinions and yours does count. We reach out to these groups to work for a better solution and we urge you to let us know why you disagree and lobby against our efforts.
Please email us your concerns and we will be more than happy to discuss these items of concern.