The Coalition for Public Schools, of which ATPE is a member, is hosting a series of meetings across the state to discuss the value of public education and how communities can get involved to support public schools. Attendees are encouraged to support their neighborhood public schools both in their community and with local and statewide advocacy. Some meetings are co-hosted by Pastors for Texas Children. Below are meeting dates, locations, and links to register.
- Cleburne – February 23, 2016
A lunch meeting will be held in Cleburne, Texas to discuss the value of public education in the Cleburne community and surrounding towns.
Noon – 1 p.m. (lunch provided) at First Baptist Church of Cleburne, 414 N. Main St., Cleburne, Texas 76033. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-education-meeting-coalition-for-public-schools-tickets-20775083835.
- Fort Worth – February 16, 2016
This meeting will be sponsored by Pastors for Texas Children along with the Coalition for Public Schools. House Public Education Committee Chairman Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock will be the guest speaker for this meeting.
Noon – 1 p.m. (lunch provided) at Amon Carter Center @ Lena Pope Home, 3200 Sanguinet Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-education-meeting-tickets-21034855820.
- Corsicana – February 22, 2016
These meetings will be sponsored by Pastors for Texas Children along with the Coalition for Public Schools. The meeting will be conducted as an interactive session.
Location: First United Methodist Church – 320 N. 15th Street – Corsicana, Texas
6:00 – 7:00 pm
- Texarkana – February 24, 2016
This will be a luncheon meeting hosted by the Texarkana Kiwanis Club featuring Pastors for Texas Children and the Coalition for Public Schools. Rev. Charles Johnson will be the featured speaker and Dr. Charles Luke will speak on behalf of the coalition. A follow-up Q&A will be held immediately following the luncheon for interested parties.
Noon – 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-education-meeting-tickets-21032639190.
- Lubbock – April 27, 2016
This meeting will be sponsored by Lubbock ISD. The meeting will feature Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock as the keynote speaker, joined by the coalition, Pastors for Texas Children, and Lubbock ISD officials. Location: TBD (No registration available at this time).
For more information on any of these events, contact Charles Luke, Ed.D. with the Coalition for Public Schools at (940) 768-8594 or Charlesluke43@gmail.com.