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2017 Legislative Priorities

Finance public schools to meet 21st century learning needs, including our growing and diverse student population:

  • Ensure adequate funding for increased demands and standards for students.
  • Reserve public funds for public education by rejecting plans that would divert public monies to private entities.
  • Fund targeted student interventions that have proven effective for teaching and learning, especially K-2 reading resources.
  • Preserve the defined benefits plan for retired educators and ensure financial stability of the active and retiree health care systems.

Promote and protect research-based student learning fundamentals:

  • Ensure the nature of effective age and developmentally appropriate student assessments (criterion-referenced, formative, multi-year, varied, ongoing).
  • Expand access to voluntary, effective, full-day PreK programs.
  • Provide adequate principal and teacher training to address the needs of our most challenging populations.

We invite you to visit schools to observe educators and students at work, and see firsthand the success and challenges they face daily.


The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) has served Texas school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,800 members who direct the activities of more than 3 million PreK-8 school children.


More Information

Harley Eckhart
Executive Director


Mark Terry
Deputy Executive Director


Anita Jiles

Associate Executive Director for Marketing and Communications

Contact TEPSA

501 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Fax: 512-478-1502

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