The district was the first to leave the controversial taxpayer-funded organization.
by Brandon Walters
Just one week after Carroll Independent School District became the first district in the state to leave the embattled Texas Association of School Boards, trustees and state lawmakers are calling on other districts to join the battle.
Currently local taxpayer dollars are used to fund TASB membership fees and services that include training, legal advice, and insurance.
The association has also been criticized for lobbying against parents.
In January, the association advised its members to allow gender-confused students to use the restroom designated for the opposite sex and obscure a student’s preferred name and pronouns if their parents object to their “gender identity.” Last summer, TASB sponsored a conference promoting critical race theory. And in 2021, TASB declined to take any action regarding explicit books in school libraries after Gov. Greg Abbott sent them a public letter calling on them to do so.