Public Affairs Committee

Promote educational theatre by:

  • Initiating involvement in political organizations and obtaining position statements from politicians.
  • Getting involved in the election process of the SBOE.
  • Encouraging members to get acquainted and interact with elected officials.
  • Encouraging members to be aware of issues and positions of candidates which impact the arts.
  • Sending organizational publications as appropriate to the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), the SBOE, legislators and the Governor.
  • Offering teacher training in public relations through workshops and inservices.
  • Inviting members of state and local governments to the annual convention to conduct programs dealing with current issues affecting theatre.
  • Inviting members of state and local governments to attend the convention as special guests.
  • Verifying and publicizing that theatre positively affects local economy.
  • Interacting effectively with other arts, political, and educational organizations.
  • Coordinating strategies for advocacy of national and state educational theatre programs and curricula with national theatre organizations.

Increase public respect and support for TETA by:

  • Maintaining a high profile.
  • Continuing to promote organizational activities.
  • Publicizing the availability of materials and resources to the Regional Service Centers.
  • Establishing a plan of interaction with other arts related organizations.
  • Appointing a liaison to develop programming for and provide information to the American Association for Curriculum
  • Development, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of Elementary School Principals, Texas Association of School Administrators, and Texas Association of School Boards.
  • Encouraging and recognizing civic involvement of individual members.