Texas Association Of Rural Schools Holds Conference At Baylor

Feb. 17, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The Texas Association of Rural Schools (TARS) will hold its annual statewide conference at Baylor University Feb. 19-20. The conference is hosted and co-sponsored by the department of educational administration in Baylor's School of Education.

The conference brings to Baylor more than 300 school board members and administrators from Texas school districts with 1200 or less students in grades K-12, according to Dr. James L. Williamson, chair of Baylor's department of educational administration. Charley McMath, superintendent of the London Public Schools, is president of TARS.

This year's keynote speakers are John "Bud" Campbell, motivational speaker and retired principal of North Mesquite High School; Rep. Jim Dunnam, who serves on the Texas House Committee on Public Education; and Grant Teaff, former Baylor head football coach and executive director of the American Football Coaches Association. In addition to keynoters, the conference features more than 30 presenters in special interest sessions during the two-day event.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, on the fifth floor of the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus. For more information, contact LaMona Martin in the department of educational administration at (254) 710-3117.

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