Staff Report

Two-term Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD School Board member, Marlene Courmier, has been appointed to the Texas Association of School Boards Legislative Advisory Council. The Council consists of 20 Regions and 130 members and alternates.

Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) members serve a two year term to develop and approve legislative position statements to recommend to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Legislative Committee and Board of Directors for final adoption as part of the Associations Advocacy Agenda.

The first item on the Council’s agenda is to take an electronic survey to gather input on local priorities. Responses from the survey form a basis of discussion during the regional grassroots meetings. LAC members reconcile regional priorities into a preliminary list of statewide priorities, then confirm the priorities to be recommended to the Legislative Committee. The TASB Government Relations Staff reviews the LAC resolution before sending it to the Legislative Committee.

Ms. Courmier is retired from the LCM District where she served as teacher and coach. She was elected to the Board of Trustees in May of 2012. She also serves as Secretary for the LCM Education Foundation, Inc.