Government Relations

TACAC Government Relations' main goal is advocating for students, counselors, and access to higher education.  

The mission of our organization is supported through the work of our committee as we strive to ensure that higher education is available to all students and that the transition from secondary to post-secondary education is strengthened. We work with government officials in Austin and Washington, DC, as well as allied organizations, closely monitoring state and federal policy proposals.

Our job is to keep the membership informed of policies that affect their jobs as educators. To that end, we periodically send out emails to notify membership of key legislation. We also solicit support when contacting your member of the State Legislature or the US Congress will be beneficial. In some cases we serve as experts to legislative bodies and propose legislation that will impact our communities. Collectively, we can fight for the rights of students and counselors.

Upcoming Events:

March 3, 2021
Training Session (Online)
2:30 - 3:30 PM

March 4, 2021
Advocacy Meetings (Online)
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Members are invited to join us as we meet online with representatives of the 87th Texas Legislature to discuss higher education access and equity for our students, the needs of school counselors and admissions offices, and educational legislation that has been introduced during the current legislative session. Meetings on March 4 will be scheduled throughout the day during the posted time block. 

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Co-chairs: Vanessa Gibson, Midway High School and Toni Schexnyder, The Winston School San Antonio

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To serve on a TACAC committee, please review all the TACAC committee descriptions and complete a committee volunteer application.