Pictured are (from left): Scott Tyner, Tenaha ISD Superintendent; Ryan Fuller, Joaquin ISD Superintendent; Senator Robert Nichols; and Dr. Brian Morris, Center ISD Superintendent.
September 14, 2020 - This week, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) met with local superintendents from Shelby County. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss education issues in preparation for the 87th Legislature which convenes in January.
"The Legislature faces many challenges this session, and we cannot make good decisions unless we are listening closely to those we represent," said Nichols. "Education is and always will be one of the most important issues we face as a state."
Before each legislative session Nichols meets with each of the school district Superintendents in Senate District 3 to listen to their priorities and discuss issues facing the local education community.
"Anytime we have an opportunity to share our concerns and ideas with Senator Nichols, students benefit. The fact that we have a State Senator who is willing to take time and listen to us, helps us all," said Center ISD Superintendent Dr. Brian Morris, host of the meeting. "We can make positive changes for students when we work with our elected officials. I appreciate my opportunity to visit with Senator Nichols."
Senate District 3, which includes over 100 school districts throughout 19 counties, encompasses the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County.
"These meetings help me to understand how decisions in Austin impact local schools," stated Nichols. "I appreciate the opportunity to meet with superintendents and discuss how we can continue improving our education system. Our combined goal is to ensure children have the educational tools they need to be successful."