Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2006
Contact: Kenneth Besserman, 512-463-0113

Elected Officials to hold Town Hall on School Finance

Who: Senator Rodney Ellis, Senator Mario Gallegos, State Representatives Alma Allen, Garnet Coleman, Jessica Farrar, Ana Hernandez, Scott Hochberg, Rick Noriega, Dora Olivo, Senfronia Thompson, Hubert Vo and Council Member Ada Edwards
What: Town Hall meeting to discuss school finance
Where: Houston's City Hall Council Chambers located at 901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
When: Thursday, April 13, 2006, 6:30-8:30

(HOUSTON) -- Senator Rodney Ellis, Senator Mario Gallegos, State Representatives Alma Allen, Garnet Coleman, Jessica Farrar, Ana Hernandez, Scott Hochberg, Rick Noriega, Dora Olivo, Senfronia Thompson, Hubert Vo and Council Member Ada Edwards will host a town hall to discuss public school finance on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Houston's City Hall Council Chambers located at 901 Bagby, 2nd Floor. The meeting will take place from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free on-street parking will be available after 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of the town hall meeting is to inform the community, as well as get community feedback, on issues related to public education and school finance that the Texas Legislature will face in the upcoming special legislative session beginning Monday, April 17th. The evening will begin with a presentation on the current educational system and the issues facing it. Immediately following the presentation, there will be time allotted for questions and answers from the audience.

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