Texas school officials should be aware of the following:
According to Section 255.003(a) of the Texas Election Code, an officer or employee of a political subdivision may not knowingly spend or authorize the spending of public funds for political advertising.
In addition, school district officials may not use public resources to advocate for or against particular political candidates and/or groups of political candidates.
Furthermore, the Texas Election Code prohibits the board of trust of a school district from using state or local funds “to electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party. Tex. Educ. Code Sec. 11.169.
If you believe these or any other similar statutes have been violated you may file a complaint (see button below), or you may call the Texas Attorney General’s office at1-844-584-3006, or send us an email at [email protected].