School Finance

The Association believes creating and maintaining an adequate and equitable funding system for Texas public schools must be the highest priority of our state.

Vouchers

TEPSA strongly opposes using state funds for vouchers and/or tax credits to attend private or religious schools.

Teacher Retirement System

The Association supports the integrity of the Teacher Retirement System.Preserve the quality of professional education by fulfilling the promise of a defined benefits plan for retired educators.

School Safety

TEPSA believes it is critical for parents, educators, school administrators, and the community work together to keep children safe in their schools.

  • Texas School Safety Center: TxSSC serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of safety and security information through research, training, and technical assistance for K-12 schools and junior colleges throughout the state of Texas.

Student Discipline

TEPSA supports state law that requires school districts to implement a student code of conduct that is age-appropriate, and includes campus placement/review committees, the minimum requirements of documentation and parental notification, and a limited three-day student suspension.

A-F Campus and District Ratings

The Association believes the true measure of proficiency must be based on more than just scores on state standardized assessments. The Association believes in educating each child based on his or her individual needs.

Prekindergarten

The Association strongly supports statewide fully funded, universal access to full-day, full-year prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, including facilities expansion.

Charter Schools

The Association supports the current limited number of independent charter schools that must be approved by the State Board of Education. Charter schools should not be exempt from safety, student assessment, accountability, transportation, employing fully qualified and certified public educators, nondiscrimination and other essential rules.

Virtual Schools

TEPSA believes schools receiving state funds must be held accountable for student success by the same state standards as public schools.

Bully Prevention

Students have the right to learn in school without undue interference of their education by other students. The Association advocates positive measures to promote a safe learning environment for all children such as the teaching of social skills and conflict resolution.

The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of 3 million PK-8 school children.

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