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Boerne ISD Trustee Rich Sena Presents at Texas Association of School Boards Conference

June 13, 2024- Boerne Independent School District Trustee Rich Sena presented to a packed audience at the 2024 Texas Association of School Boards Summer Leadership Institute in San Antonio.

 

Sena, a member of the TASB Board of Directors, was a panelist during the presentation, “Amplify Your Board’s Voice: Strengthen Local Advocacy Through Participation at the State Level. Sena participated in a discussion on how the BISD Board has led the charge to involve community members to advocate for district priorities. Sena, along with TASB Governmental Relations staff, and members of the TASB Legislative Advisory Council, discussed creating local legislative priorities that establish a district’s vision for how the Texas Legislature can better serve students and communities.

 

In May, The BISD Board approved its 2024-26 TASB Advocacy Agenda resolutions, which included:

  • Create a teacher retention funding allotment to help recruit and retain quality teachers.
  • Approve a substantial increase in the Basic Allotment for public school K-12 funding.
  • Increase financial support for school safety.

During the 88th Texas Legislative Session in 2023, over 20 volunteers, led by the BISD Board of Trustees, visited the Texas State Capitol to talk with Legislators about the district’s 2023 legislative priorities.

 

In all, the group met with over 70 legislative offices, including Representative Ellen Troxclair, as well as the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House offices.

 

The group of volunteers included Boerne business leaders, PTO Presidents, and six current and former BISD Board members.