The Texas State Board of Education is a 15-member board charged by law with overseeing the public education system in Texas. Board of Education members make important decisions that affect children’s lives and education. Under Texas law, children have a constitutionally guaranteed right to an education. They also have many other rights when they are in school. School administrators, including the principal, superintendent and district trustees can help you resolve many issues that come up at school. But only the Board of Education can set curriculum standards for the state, choose the textbooks Texas children will be required to use or approve the creation of a new charter school. This pamphlet provides a brief description of how the Board of Education functions and then guides you through some simple steps to make your voice heard.
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