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Bluebonnet News: Raise Your Hand Texas honors Bailes, state legislators for commitment to public education

Sep 6, 2023

Throughout the 88th Legislative Session, many Texas legislators fought for the needs of Texas’ 5.4 public school students and made decisions that were the very best for their communities and their schools. Raise Your Hand Texas is honoring the 100 Texas legislators who stood out for their steadfast commitment to public education with the inaugural Raise Your Hand Texas Education Champion Award.

One of these awards went to State Rep. Ernest Bailes, R-House District 18, who represents Liberty, San Jacinto and Hardin counties, and a portion of east Montgomery County. The award was presented on Aug. 8 at a gathering hosted by Dayton ISD and attended by superintendents from Hardin, Liberty, Dayton and Tarkington ISDs.

“When legislators are willing to go above and beyond for their public schools and the students and teachers in their local community, they need to be recognized for their efforts,” said Dr. Michelle Smith, executive director for Raise Your Hand Texas. “Our Public Education Champion Award honors that steadfast commitment to the legislators’ local community when making decisions at our Texas Capitol.”

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