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Acknowledgements

The Comptroller and the Task Force wish to express their thanks to the following people for their wise counsel and assistance in gathering and assimilating information:

  • Education Commissioner Jim Nelson
  • Criss Cloudt, Associate Commissioner of Policy Planning and Research, Texas Education Agency (Commissioner Nelson's appointed liaison to the Task Force)
  • Tom Canby, Director of Audits, Texas Education Agency
  • Rhonda McCullough, Governmental Relations, Texas Education Agency
  • Ann Smisko, Associate Commissioner of Curriculum, Assessment and Technology, Texas Education Agency
  • David Anderson, General Counsel, Texas Education Agency
  • Nancy Vaughan, Coordinator for Information Systems, Texas Education Agency
  • Joe Wisnoski, Coordinator, School Finance and Fiscal Analysis, Texas Education Agency
  • Barbara Walters, Data Standards, PEIMS, Texas Education Agency
  • Dan Junell, General Counsel, State Board for Educator Certification
  • Joe Lucio, Program Specialist for Student Assessment, Texas Education Agency
  • Bill Franz, Director of Professional Discipline, State Board for Educator Certification
  • Margaret La Montagne, Governor's Office
  • Debbie Esterak, Governor's Office
  • Richard Powell, Lt. Governor's Office
  • Bobby Gierisch, Speaker's Office
  • Trish Conradt, Speaker's Office
  • Monty Winn, House Public Education Committee
  • Jack Elrod, Senate Education Committee
  • Jennifer Moore, Senator Shapiro's Office
  • Stacey Schiff, Senator Shapiro's Office
  • Pat Francis, Legislative Budget Board
  • Lori Deviney, Legislative Budget Board
  • Dick Dinon, State Auditors Office
  • Carol Smith, State Auditors Office
  • John Stevens, Texas Business and Education Coalition
  • Johnny Veselka, Texas Association of School Administrators
  • LuAnn Martinez, Texas Association of School Administrators
  • Jim Crow, Texas Association of School Boards
  • David Dunn, Texas Association of School Boards
  • Lonnie Hollingsworth, Texas Classroom Teachers Association
  • Doug Rogers, Association of Texas Public Educators
  • Brock Gregg, Association of Texas Public Educators
  • John Cole, Texas Federation of Teachers
  • John O'Sullivan, Texas Federation of Teachers
  • Lynn Moak, Moak, Casey and Associates
  • Greg Johnson, Texas Tech University
  • Dr. Michael Lauderdale, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. David Springer, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Steve Murdock, Texas A&M University at Bryan College Station
  • Ellen Williams, Toomey and Associates
  • Teachers and PEIMS Coordinators attending the Texas Classroom Teachers Association Roundtable
  • Teachers attending the Association of Texas Public Educators Roundtable
  • Board members attending the Texas Justice Foundation Roundtable
  • Board members attending the Texas Association of School Boards Roundtable
  • Superintendents and administrators attending the 1999 Mid-Winter Conference Roundtable
  • Superintendents and administrators attending the Texas Association of School Administrators Conference Roundtable