To the Editor,

My name is Ted Beard. I have served 18 years on the Board of Trustees for Longview ISD in Longview, Texas. Over those years I have valued my friendship and collaboration with Dr. Joe Langley of Waxahachie ISD. I also serve as Region VII Educational Service Center’s Director which correspondingly places me in a leadership position on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Serving as vice-chair on TASB’s Risk Management Board is another of my duties. Dr. Langley and I have shared many conversations during state conferences on methods of encouraging local and state politicians to support public schools.

Without a doubt Waxahachie residents should support Dr. Joe Langley as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has valuable networking capability throughout the state of Texas that can help improve Waxahachie ISD in keeping abreast of state legislation and in doing what is right for the students of Waxahachie ISD.

Ted Beard,

Longview, Texas