Wednesday, April 27, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
River Bend Golf Club
101 Club Drive
Floresville, TX 78114
Over the last two years, Texas education has been rocked by school closures and interrupted learning. As a result, 60% of kids are behind and almost none of them are catching up. Parents are frustrated by their lack of ability to control what’s happening to their children and Texas parents know this feeling all too well. As in other area schools, campuses in the Floresville Independent School District have been caught up in the culture wars, with random school closures that left many parents scrambling to adjust and a lack of communication about alleged sexual assault on school grounds. On the other hand, there are also unique bright spots: many schools are offering a great education and path to success where none previously existed.
So, what is the Texas Public Policy Foundation doing to help?
We’re bringing you the Parent Empowerment Tour. Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Convention of States, and Heritage Action in Floresville for a town hall conversation on these key questions: What are the unique challenges in suburban and rural districts? How are families and visionary school leaders rising to meet these challenges? And what should the Texas Legislature do to improve access to great schools?
A complimentary lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.
- Rafa Bejar (Moderator) – Director of Outreach, Texas Public Policy Foundation
- The Honorable Sara Canady (Panelist) – Justice of the Peace, Wilson County
- Julie Dahlberg (Panelist) – Candidate, Texas Senate District 21*
- Michael Gonzalez (Panelist) – Executive Director, Rural Schools Innovation Zone
*All other candidates were invited to speak and either declined or did not respond.