As the Texas Legislature prepares to meet for another biennial session, a longtime Bryan ISD School Board member will continue guiding the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) when it comes to legislative priorities. Board Member David Stasny was reelected this fall to TASB’s Legislative Advisory Council (LAC).
This is Stasny’s fourth, two-year term on the council that is responsible for merging the regional priorities identified by school board members across the state and creating a statewide list of legislative priorities. The LAC is comprised of school board members representing all education regions of Texas.
“It gives me an opportunity to advocate for Texas public schools in general, as well as for districts such as ours having challenges which are not common to all districts,” Stasny said. “Equitable funding is a prime example. Districts having the good fortune of a high commercial tax base are also members of the Texas Association of School Boards, and many of them lobby to limit the recapture of local property taxes necessary to improve equity. Districts like ours continue to promote an overhaul of school finance system so that equity becomes the standard.”
During “grassroots meetings” held by TASB, participants elect school board members to serve on the LAC, and the number of representatives from a region is based upon its student population.
Bryan ISD Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck understands why Stasny has been elected to the Council numerous times during his board tenure.
“It is not surprising that leaders recognize David’s expertise in the areas of education and the law, and they seek out his voice on the Council,” said Whitbeck. “This is another example of the exceptional people who govern our District making a difference at the statewide level. David is an asset to our community and to the students across our state with his work on legislative priorities.”
Stasny brings experience with his perspective on the LAC. He’s advocated for Bryan families for close to four decades, serving on the Bryan ISD School Board since 1990, and as an attorney in private practice in Bryan for over 35 years.
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