A trustee with the Sundown ISD, Karen Davidson was in Washington DC at the Nation’s Capitol recently to advocate for strong public schools for all students. She was joined by 700 school board and state school board association leaders.
They were in Washington DC to take part in the National School Boards Association 2015 Advocacy Institute. The program centered on forming and building year round advocates for public education and local school governance in public, legal and legislative arenas.
The National School Board Association program participants learned about emerging federal and national issues and illustrated the importance of ensuring that the local school board voice is heard in every public policy forum in which education decisions are made or influenced. The National School Boards Association is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. It represents state school board associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members through the US.
Davidson was selected by the Texas Association of School Boards to represent Texas Region 17 at the Advocacy Institute this year. She was privileged to meet with Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Randy Neugebauer about local control in our public schools. She has served on the Sundown ISD Board of Trustees for 6 years and is seeking re-election this year.