Longview ISD will host the Texas Public Schools Post-87th Legislative Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Longview, bringing together school district leaders and our Texas Legislators to develop a shared understanding to ensure equity and excellence for each Texas educator and student.
Attendees will include Mr. Mike Morath, TEA Commissioner, as well as superintendents, school administrators, and elected officials from throughout the region. Mr. Morath is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a brief time for questions or interviews at around 3 p.m.
Organized by Longview ISD in partnership with local businesses and civic groups, the summit is part of an ongoing effort by the district to raise awareness for education issues that impact all Texans and the entire nation. First started by state Reps. Jay Dean and Gary VanDeaver in 2016, the summit focuses on looking at how elected officials can support and represent schools.
Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent of Longview ISD, said the event will provide an opportunity for school district leaders "to have a rich dialogue about what solutions they see for addressing public education funding for Texas schools, educators and students."