Like the saying goes… the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, or today. As a Klein ISD Trustee, I will advocate tirelessly with our local and state elected officials to affect change in public education in Texas. The Texas basic allotment is currently $6,160 per year per student. This ranks Texas in the bottom 10 states in the nation, a full $4,000 per student lower than the national average. We must do better.
Similarly, teachers in the State of Texas are currently the victims of blanket propaganda coming from the highest elected office in the State. With a record-setting budget surplus during this legislation session, teachers did not see salary increases or cost-of-living-adjustments for teaching retirees.
The State of Texas can and should be better than this. As an elected Trustee, I look forward to advocating in our state capital for our Klein ISD teachers.