Everyone can benefit from TSTA’s campaign to protect students, educators and communities, and it is more than just closing school buildings. Join us!

Please sign our petition to Gov. Abbott.

We are demanding that the governor:

  • Close schools for the remainder of the school year to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19.
  • Require schools to continue distributing free meals in a safe way.
  • Continue to fully fund school districts and require them to continue paying and providing benefits to hourly employees.
  • Guarantee paid sick time for all school employees affected by COVID-19 and for employees required to care for ill family members.
  • Help school districts find ways to ensure educational equity for students with special needs, English language learners and economically disadvantaged children whose families can’t afford computers or Internet access.
  • Waive all teacher appraisals for this academic year because of the extraordinary circumstances created by the coronavirus emergency.

Teachers group asks Gov. Abbott to close schools through end of school year

TSTA calls on governor to close schools remainder of year