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 Updated 05/25/13 06:55:12 PM

April 28, 2012  Keller, Texas
by Nelson Thibodeaux
State Representative Vicki Truitt to Host Town Hall Meetings on School Finance
Vicki Truitt (R-Keller) today announced a series of town hall meetings to engage with local residents, educators, parents and students on challenges related to the current public school finance system.  

Recently a select group of legislative leaders from around the state were appointed to a special committee to study the state's school finance system and recommend changes to the 2013 Legislature “I am committed to achieving better funding levels and improving the quality and health of our education system. We need to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our schools and act in the best interest of our students. They deserve the best teachers, leading standards and innovative schools,” said Representative Truitt.

“As a member of this joint committee, I’ll be able to play a key role as the state seeks a better way to fund public education. I’ve organized these town hall meetings to understand my constituents’ concerns and ensure that the voices and opinions of the people from the 98th District will be heard in Austin.”
The town hall meetings will be held at the following dates and locations from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., all are encouraged to attend and participate:

May 1, 2012

Cross Timbers Middle School
2301 Pool Road, Grapevine, TX 76051

May 3, 2012

KISD Board Room (Old Rock Gym)
350 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 76248

May 14, 2012

Carroll High School Cafeteria
800 North White Chapel Boulevard, Southlake, TX 76092

The Creation of the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System was authorized by lawmakers during a Special Session of the Texas Legislature last summer. The first hearing of the Joint Interim Committee will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Austin.

Representative Vicki Truitt is a legislator from Northeast Tarrant County representing the people of Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Westlake, and parts of Trophy Club, Fort Worth, and soon to be Haslet. She is Chair of the House Committee on Pensions, Investments and Financial Services, is a member of the House Committees on Calendars and Public Health, and is a member of the Texas Pension Review Board.


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