Bill Text: TX SR295 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing Patricia Hanks on the occasion of her retirement.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-02-27 - Reported enrolled [SR295 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR295-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Patricia Hanks, who is retiring as superintendent of
  the Friendswood Independent School District after 15 years of
  outstanding service; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Hanks joined the Friendswood Independent
  School District in 1985 as a high school teacher; since becoming
  superintendent in 2002, she has played an important role in helping
  the district achieve a balanced budget while maintaining
  competitive salaries and increasing benefits for district
  employees; and
         WHEREAS, Under her leadership, a dynamic advanced
  placement program was initiated and the number of National Merit
  Scholars has increased dramatically; the number of students
  taking the SAT has nearly doubled, with students showing a
  significant improvement in scoring; and
         WHEREAS, During her career, she implemented a successful
  dual enrollment program that has helped more than half of the
  district's students graduate by taking advanced placement exams
  and earning at least six hours of college credit; recognizing the
  importance of including fine arts and athletic activities
  alongside academics, she led the district to three victories in
  the Lone Star Cup, which is given to districts for overall
  success in University Interscholastic League competitions; and
         WHEREAS, An exemplary educator and administrator, she has
  been instrumental in the district having been ranked in the top
  one percent of Texas districts on state assessments; her presence
  at the Friendswood Independent School District will be greatly
  missed; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby commend Patricia Hanks on her commitment to
  excellence in education and extend to her best wishes for
  continued success in all her endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
  Taylor of Galveston
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 27, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate