Texas House Committee Debates Size of SBOE Districts

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The average State Board of Education member represents more than 1.6 million people. 

In comparison, most state representatives’ districts contain about 150,000 people, and the lawmakers manage correspondence from their constituents with the help of staffers in state-funded offices located in both their districts and the state Capitol.

But the 15 elected members of the SBOE, who are responsible for determining the curriculum and selecting the textbooks that will be used by all Texas public schools, as well as supervising investments in the $26 billion Permanent School Fund, must each manage communication with more than 1 million constituents ...

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