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May 31, 2018
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GUILLEN APPLAUDS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR
Thanks All Of The Faculty And Staff For Their Hard Work
AUSTIN - As students finish school and are released for summer break, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges Texans to take a moment to reflect on the tragic events in Santa Fe, recognize the accomplishments of students around the state, and to thank all of the teachers, faculty, and staff that worked to make this year a success.
"Providing a quality education is how we provide a better life for our children," said Guillen. "We need to do everything that we can to give our students and their schools the resources they need. We must also do everything we can to keep our kids safe when they are attending school.”
Following the tragic events in Santa Fe, Guillen called on the Governor to call a special session of the legislature to address critical issues facing Texas schools such as school safety, unaffordable healthcare for retired teachers, and funding for schools as well as teachers and staff.
Representative Guillen understands that a good education is instrumental to providing a better life for our children. Guillen worked with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to improve the "A-F" grading system, and he is looking forward to further improving it in the future. Guillen has also fought to reduce the amount of testing students undergo before graduating from their grade level. During the 85th Legislative session, he supported an additional $1.8 billion in public education spending and will continue to fight for a better school finance system in the next session.
"As Texans, we all agree that our kids are our future," added Guillen. "I fight for them every day, and I will continue to do so."
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen