The Texas Association of Mid-size Schools
Annual Legislative Conference
December 11-12, 2015


  • Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock
  • Candidate Kevin Downing
  • Rep. Marsha Farney
  • Rep. Donna Howard
  • Rep. Dan Huberty
  • Rep. John Kuempel
  • Bennett Ratliff
  • Rep. Gary VanDeaver
  • Dan Korem
  • David Thompson
  • TAMS Lobbyist Ellen Williams
  • Impact of the 84th Legislative Session on School Funding and the Mid-size Formula
  • Education is not a Partisan Issue, Statesmanship Required
  • Who Will Control the 85th Legislative Session
  • Serving on the Education Committee
  • The Changing Political Climate
  • Why the Mid-size Formula is Necessary
  • State Mandates
  • Curriculum, Testing, Evaluation, and Accountability including the A-F School Grading System
  • Making a Difference
  • School Finance Litigation and Interim Charges Update

The conference will begin at 11:45am on Friday, December 11th with our first presenter Chairman John Otto. The final session, a school finance litigation update by David Thompson is from 10:30 until 11:15am on Saturday, December 12th.
TAMS Board members will meet early Friday morning.
The conference schedule will be posted as soon as we confirm our final speakers.
If you have any questions contact sschwartz@midsizeschools.org.

Hotel Information:
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Hotel
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251

Special conference rate: : $115/night, single or double. Reservations must be made by November 25th, 2015 to guarantee this rate. An additional $10 per night includes parking, Wi-Fi and all resort privileges.

For reservations: Online Here or call 1-888-421-1442 and say you are with TAMS.
Note: When completing the online form, fill in your school district's name after Company.

Registration Fee:
TAMS Districts:
$100 for first district participant
$90 for all other participants from same district
All Other School Districts:
$135 for first district participant
$125 for all other participants from same district
Note: There is a late fee of $35 per attendee for registrations received after Nov. 25th.
Registration fee includes the lunch and reception on Friday and breakfast Saturday morning.
Conference guests are welcome to attend the reception.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations received prior to November 25th, less a $35 administrative fee.
There will be no refunds after this date, although another administrator from your district may attend in your place. Make checks payable to TAMS and mail to PO Box 27684, Austin, TX, 78755-2684.

Payment must be received on or before the conference.
For TAMS districts, membership in TAMS is required to attend. If your district has not yet joined this year, please remit your annual dues payment. TAMS districts may join online by going to http://www.midsizeschools.org/account/login.

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