WHY CHOOSE PUBLIC EDUCATION

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Traditional public schools

Traditional public school districts bring communities together.  Every day, teachers, administrators, and staff work to provide students the foundation and opportunities to succeed in life.  There are countless stories of students overcoming obstacles, thriving under the rigor of academics, and achieving their dreams.  Neighborhood schools are surrounded and supported by the community and local businesses.   Providing education for all children not only serves the individual and family but also creates a strong workforce.  Public education is free and open to all students and is critical to the health and vitality of our community.  Sports stadiums and athletics, fine arts, science fairs, school cafeterias, and PTA meetings are just a fraction of the times we come together to support our students on their roads to success.  Traditional public education guarantees the following:

School districts bring communities together. Sports stadiums and athletics, fine arts, science fairs, school cafeterias and PTA meetings are just a fraction of the times we come together to support our students on their roads to success.
We are rich in diversity, allowing our kids to get to know people of different cultures and backgrounds and preparing them for the global economy that awaits them after they cross the stage. We welcome, serve and support ALL children having various learning capacities and skills.
In our schools, students are engaged in active, hands-on learning, from building rockets to planting gardens. To harness students’ passion for particular topics, we offer variety of magnets and specialized learning programs from K-12, in everything from theater and bilingual education to business and health careers.
Students earned approximately 80,200 college credit hours to help them get a jump on a college degree. Over $334M in scholarships were awarded, and students earned 9,900+ industry certifications.
Traditional public school teachers are degreed and accredited. Many educators have advanced degrees and spend their career in education. Known to go above and beyond, we're proud of our awesome teachers.
Our districts offer the largest array of options for our kids to cultivate their talents, channel their passions, and build confidence and character.

EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN

Education is the key to success.  It’s the foundation for a strong workforce and community.  From Advanced Placement, Talented and Gifted, Magnets, Trades, Dual Language, Dual Credits, Special Education, and Career Pathways, public education provides these opportunities free to all children.

UTILIZATION OF TAX DOLLARS

TRANSPARENCY AND ADHERENCE TO STATE LAW

GOVERNANCE BY A SCHOOL BOARD

School Boards are elected by the community and are required to participate in three types of continuing education.  “School Boards build a bridge between the community and schools. They’re your voice. They listen to community members, school staff, and students and share these messages with the superintendents.  They advocate for their school district by speaking up for them to local officials and others in the community.  They set the direction for the districts.” 

-From the Texas Association of School Boards video, “What Do School Boards Do?”

TAXPAYERS VOICE

School districts hold open board meetings on a monthly basis. The community, families, and staff can raise issues and communicate support for decisions made by their elected officials. Minutes, budgets, and agendas are posted publicly. 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

There are five requirements to become a certified teacher:

  1. Obtain a Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Complete an Educator Preparation Program
  3. Pass Certification Exams
  4. Submit a State Application
  5. Complete Fingerprinting
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ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY

In 1993, the Texas Legislature put statutes in place for the Texas public school accountability system to rate school districts and evaluate campuses.