The Texas Association of Mid-size Schools
Annual Legislative Conference
December 9-10, 2016


  • Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief, CEO, and co-founder of The Texas Tribune
  • Comptroller Glenn Hegar
  • Sen. Kel Seliger
  • Sen. Kirk Watson
  • Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock
  • Rep. Donna Howard
  • Rep. Dan Huberty
  • Rep. John Otto
  • Rep. J.D. Sheffield
  • Rep. Gary VanDeaver
  • Dr. Kenneth Adix
  • Dr. Harrison Keller
  • TAMS Lobbyist Ellen Williams
  • 2016 Election Analysis
  • School Finance and the Budget in the 85th Legislative Session
  • Keeping the Mid-size Formula
  • Diseconomy of Scale Study
  • Dual Credit and Early High School
  • School Choice
  • Governance and Mandates
  • HB 5
  • Testing, Accountability, & A-F Grading System
  • The Pflugerville School Finance Model
  • Interim Legislative Report

Hotel Information:
Hyatt Lost Pines
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612

Special conference rate: : $139/night, single or double.
Reservations must be made by November 17th, 2016 to guarantee this rate.
An additional $15 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.

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. 17th.
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 17th, 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.

PO Box 1746 | Blanco, Texas 78606 | Phone: (210) 865-6132 | info@midsizeschools.org
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