Each year, we sponsor the Academic Challenge, open to any high school whose district is a TACS member. Each school can enter up to 3 teams in the competition. Regional contests are happening now! . . .
They do an outstanding job advocating for small to mid-size school districts. TACS is an excellent resource for school-related legislative and finance updates.”
-Todd Smith and Matt Adams, Azle ISD
“The reason why I’m a member of TACS…
1. TACS doesn’t just make me feel connected, TACS connects me personally.
2. TACS puts the legal jargon of TEA and the legislature into common language that is understandable.”
-Todd Wilson, Chillicothe ISD
“TACS is a great advocate for small schools.
It is great to be able to have a place t call that will always be able to answer your questions and give guidance that is relevant to community schools. The condensed, focused informational calls are a huge bonus!!!”
-Debbie Engle, Valentine ISD
“TACS focuses on our needs as small schools.
There’s great communication about requirements and legislative updates.”
-Becky McCutcheon, Alpine ISD
“Reasons for belonging to TACS:
1. Recently the Quinlan newspaper shut down. Twice since that time, my district has been featured in the TACS Today magazine. I cannot tell you the amount of pride my school board and community feel when we are recognized in a state-wide publication for school districts. Thank you for displaying the ‘bright spots’ in public education.
2. The communication from TACS is the best. I can always rely on up-to-date information to help me make informed decisions for my district. Keep up the good work!”
-Jeff Irvin, Quinlan ISD
“Why I joined TACS?
The advocacy and support I/we receive is priceless. Crystal, Barry, and Melanie are attentive, timely, and kind-hearted; great group!”
-Veronica Vijil, Fabens ISD
“I’m a member of TACS:
mainly because of their interaction with the Texas legislature. They are very influential in Austin. Secondly, they do a great job of communication with district about the happenings in Austin.”
-Kevin Noack, Palmer ISD
“I joined TACS because:
a wise mentor superintendent told me the organization was the very best at supporting small and mid-size district superintendents. I rejoin every year because of the expertise of my colleagues and the TACS leadership. The communique is inspirations, the conferences are excellent, and I am always learning something valuable to help me be the best I can be.”
-David Hicks, Sherman ISD
“TACS does an outstanding job advocating for small and mid-size schools.
TACS gives me information that is invaluable from the legislature, TEA, and SBOE. TACS staff are hardworking and easy to work with and support.”
-Ritchie Bowling, Maypearl ISD
“I belong to TACS because:
I could not do my job effectively as a superintendent without them. From deciphering the Commissioner’s superintendent calls to board training and conferences, they provide the information I need. And nobody keeps up with all that goes on at the Capitol better!”