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April, 2019

Debra Kerner files for Treasurer in SBOE District 6 race


Debra Kerner filed the paperwork and announced the treasurer of her State Board of Education District 6 seat today.  Herman Litt, the former president of the Houston Community College Board and community leader, was named as the campaign treasurer.  

"I'm honored to have the support and trust of Herman," said Kerner.  "His counsel is important to me and he believes that we need new leadership on the State Board of Education."

July 15, 2019 

Kerner announces fundraising numbers


Debra Kerner's campaign for State Board of Education, District 6 raised $10,107.56 from April to the end of June.  This includes money from her federal account.  

The campaign had a cash on hand at the end of the fundraising quarter of  $8,097.88.  

September 19, 2019

Kerner testifies at the HCDE board meeting


The Harris County Department of Education is a county wide agency, providing needed educational services to the 25 school districts in Harris County, including special schools, after school programs, and Head Start.  

The Board voted on the tax rate, proposed to be lowered to .005029, about ½ penny per $100 assessed property value, equivalent to about $5 per year for a $100,000 house.  The President of the Board wanted it lowered to $0.004, but the Board voted to lower it to $0.005, less than what was originally proposed, but not as low as the president proposed.

Kerner reminded the board that fiscal responsibility means adequate funding  the department’s important programs. We must adequately fund education and not continue to cut needed services.  Pennies a month will not bankrupt the homeowner, but it will make a big difference to the children who need the educational services.

August 29, 2019

Campaign announces endorsements 

The campaign has created an endorsement page (look in the toolbar or click here) and announced a lot of supporters.  

Check out the list and see if it is anyone you know.  They all agree that it's time for a change on the State Board of Education!  

October 21, 2019 

Vote FOR Proposition 7


Early voting starts now.  Please vote FOR Proposition 7 November.  


If this proposition passes, it means that there would be more money for public schools. 


An analysis from State Rep. Garnet Coleman says the “[p]rop. 7 would authorize the General Land Office to increase the funds distributed to the available school fund each year to $600 million.  The SBOE would be authorized to make a distribution of up to $600 million each year under this constitutional amendment.”


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