Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2004
Contact: Mike Lavigne, (512) 917-7614

School Finance Town Hall Meeting With Senators Ellis and Shapleigh
-Houston Event-

Houston, TX- Senator Ellis is hosting a Town Hall meeting on School Finance issues in advance of an expected upcoming special session on the issue. This meeting will feature a presentation by Senator Eliot Shapleigh (El Paso) and an expert panel ready to field questions on School Finance. The Public and Media are invited to attend. The event will be held Wednesday January 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Agnes Baptist Church.

All necessary information is below:

Senator Rodney EllisInvites you to a Town Hall MeetingOn Texas School Funding Issues Please join Senator Rodney Ellis, State Board of Education Member Alma Allen, State Representatives Scott Hochberg, Rick Noriega, Dora Olivo and Garnet Coleman and HISD School Board Member Kevin Hoffman for an important community meeting to discuss the future of Texas school finance. Senator Eliot Shapleigh (El Paso) will make a special presentation on school funding and taxes. The town hall meeting will also include a panel of experts to answer questions and discuss legislative solutions. Please join us and invite your friends, neighbors and family to this important event!

Where:     St. Agnes Baptist Church Mary Agnes Foster Bldg.
                  3730 S. Acres Dr.
                  Houston, TX

When:       Wednesday, January 28, 2004
                  7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.