September 2018 UPDATES

​​Hurricane Harvey
I'm sure everyone is aware of the damage Hurricane Harvey inflicted on the city of Houston and it's surroundings. Two of our Board members, Esmerelda Garcia and Anthony Buford are from that area. Our President, Esmerelda Garcia, continued to take care of TACSAP business even while evacuating her home. She answered all of my questions, emailed me information, and reminded the rest of us of our duties to make sure we are able to give our members another great conference. This type of leadership only confirms my dedication to this wonderful organization and our wonderful Board members. It is an honor to stand beside my fellow Board members and the beautiful state of Texas during the hard times as well as the great times! Everyone affected will be in our prayers and motivate us to work even harder in our school systems with our colleagues and, most importantly, the students of Texas!
Our Board Members July 2017 doing some team building excercises in San Marcos, TX. We hope you enjoy our conference location! We look forward to seeing all of you in February!

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Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas
  • Texas public schools are losing one out of four students.
  • Each fall, IDRA releases its attrition study. Attrition rates are an indicator of a school’s holding power, or the ability to keep students enrolled in school and learning until they graduate. Key findings from the latest study show the following.
    • Texas is failing to graduate one out of every four students.
    • 25 percent of the freshman class of 2012-13 left school prior to graduating from a Texas public high school in the 2015-16 school year.
    • Texas high schools lost 102,610 students between 2012-13 and 2015-16. At
    • 106 counties had a lower attrition rate than last year, 110 counties had a higher attrition rate than last year, and 18 counties had the same rate as last year.
    • The racial-ethnic gaps are nearly as high as or higher than 30 years ago.
    • Black students and Hispanic students are about two times more likely to leave school without graduating with a diploma than White students.
    • In the last 30 years, Texas schools have lost a cumulative total of more than 3.6 million students from public high school enrollment prior to graduation.


Time to tell TACSAP


Do you have a new program to share with other members?  
Is there something wonderful happening in your area?
Did you recieve an award or recognition?
What are some topics you would like to see presented at the 2018 conference? (Go to the contact us tab and let us know.)