House Bill 515 I authored last session would have eliminated unnecessary tests that cost the state nearly $7 million. Looking forward to more discussion on improving student assessments in the House Public Education Committee today.
State Representative Gary VanDeaver was elected in 2014 to represent Texas House District 1. District 1 includes all of Bowie, Franklin, Lamar, and Red River Counties. Gary is a member of the Public Education Committee and the Appropriations Committee, which is charged with the important responsibility of writing the state budget. Prior to his election to the Texas House, Gary was a 33-year rural educator, serving most recently as Superintendent of New Boston Independent School District, in Bowie County.