“TASB actively promotes, through training and conferences, divisive political ideologies as a professional development opportunity for school district administrators and board members” the resolution reads.
This resolution by Carroll ISD comes on the heels of Rep. Brian Harrison (R-Midlothian) and other state legislators urging every Texas public school to leave TASB.
Harrison and others suggested in a statement that the actions by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to label parental involvement at school board meetings as “heinous actions” and how it is “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism” and the TASB’s delayed action to disassociate themselves from the NSBA has left them with concerns.
“The vast majority of Texas voters support conservative, traditional values – and the rule of law.” Harrison said in a statement.
“It is of the utmost importance that these hard-working Texans are not forced to fund organizations that work against their values and potentially place their children in harm’s way.”
Another area of concern for Texas legislators is the TASB’s recently released guidelines related to transgender policies.
The policy states “employees should exercise caution in the release of information about a transgender student” and “the student may also want to keep private the previous name and gender that would be part of the student’s educational records.”
“This dangerous legal advisory appears to encourage school districts to refrain from reporting child abuse and to obscure information regarding children exhibiting gender dysphoria from their parents,” Harrison wrote in a statement.
Carroll ISD had previously been involved in litigation in which a cultural competence action plan was rejected as part of the settlement agreement.
The resolution is scheduled to be voted on Monday, March 27, with the board membership being held by a conservative majority.
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Cameron Abrams is a reporter for The Texan. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tabor College and a Master’s Degree from University of the Pacific, Cameron is finishing his doctoral studies where his research focuses on the postmodern philosophical influences in education. In his free time, you will find him listening to a podcast while training for an endurance running event.