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Welcome to MASBA

(Mexican American School Board Members Association)
The Mexican-American School Board Members Association (MASBA) is committed to help school board members come together to find solutions, discuss legislature and current affairs as it relates to education and the Mexican-American culture. We know that Texas school districts are experiencing an unprecedented growth and in many cases lack the understanding and resources associated with ensuring the most appropriate and effective curriculum implementation, as it directly relates to the Mexican-American culture. Therefore we have designed a very special targeted conference held in January of each year which offers Texas school board members the opportunity to understands these challenges and to assists school board districts as a whole, or as individuals, to present, discuss, promote the advancement and relevance of the Mexican-American culture in public education as it impacts your local school operations and administrative growth.

MASBA is recognized by the TEA in which attendees earn their CEU Credits during attendance. Additionally, MASBA is a proactive organization
introducing policy and programs on a state level which ultimately may affect your district and many other districts throughout Texas.

MASBA honors the legacy of 40 years of historic growth our founders provided and stands united with you and all Texas school districts to provide leadership, vision and support for a growing number of school board members that represent school districts with demographic profiles represented by a large number of Mexican-American students. Our roots are imbedded in the civil rights era. Our charge: See to it that these children were not taken advantage of through legislation, governance, policy or regulation in order to comply with the desegregation of the nation’s public school system.

We invite you to consider membership in the Mexican American School Board Association. Paid membership allows your school board and superintendent to attend the annual conference where all registration fees are waived and where fellowship and learning is celebrated.

We are an accredited training organization, affiliated with TEA, and welcome a state wide membership.
2015 MARIACHI FINALS SCHOLARSHIP

FINALS COMPETITION RESULTS

2015 Mariachi
FINALS COMPETITION RESULTS
February 7, 2015
at SouthWest HS in
San Antonio, Texas
- see list below -



- 2A -
State Champion and 1st place -
Ben Bolt HS

2nd place - Premont HS

- 3A -
State Champion and 1st place -
Cotulla HS

2nd place - Mathis HS
3rd place - Falfurrias HS*
4th place - San Diego HS*

- 4A -
State Champion and 1st place -
Grulla HS

2nd place - Kingsville HS
3rd place - Hidalgo HS
4th place - Zapata HS
5th place - Port Isabel HS

- 5A -
State Champion and 1st place -
Rio Grande City HS

2nd place - Roma HS
3rd place - Edcouch-Elsa HS
4th place - Fort Worth Northside HS
5th place - Brackenridge HS
6th place - Sharyland HS
7th place - Valley View HS
8th place - Laredo Cigarroa HS
9th place - Veterans Memorial HS
10th place - Donna North HS
11th place - Laredo Nixon HS
12th place - Laredo Martin HS

- 6A -
State Champion and 1st place -
McAllen HS*

2nd place - Palmview HS*
3rd place - Edinburg North HS
4th place - La Joya HS
5th place - Southwest HS
6th place - Grand Prairie Fine Arts HS
7th place - Lehman HS
8th place - Edinburg HS
9th place - South Grand Prairie HS
10th place - Eagle Pass HS
11th place - Juarez-Lincoln HS
12th place - John Jay HS



*= due to a conflicting tallying error in the rules handbook the TAME membership voted to make these schools as tied.


Congratulations to all 35 Texas High School Mariachi groups who participated. You exemplified true showmanship and pride as it relates to mariachi music.
 

DREAM SCHOLARSHIP


Congratulations
2014 MASBA / ERO Dream Scholarship:

      Abisay Olivares – Denton ISD

      Amairani Giner – Ysleta ISD

      Gabriel Barrera – Ben Bolt/Palito Blanco ISD

      Josefina Alfaro – McAllen ISD

      Ramiro Castro – West Oso ISD

2015 Dream Scholarship applications available March 2015

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