The following statement was issued by Texas School Alliance Executive Director Dr. Curtis Culwell on the Uvalde school shooting:

“At a time when parents, students and educators should be celebrating the final days of the school year, we instead are devastated by the news of a deadly school shooting in Uvalde that has taken the lives of elementary school students and educators.

“Texas School Alliance members have reached out to school officials in Uvalde to offer any needed resources, including access to grief counselors to support the many parents, students and educators traumatized by today’s tragedy.

“This is a horrific and senseless tragedy. Parents deserve to know their children will be kept safe in school. As we learn more about the events that transpired, there must be a focus on preventing this kind of tragedy from ever happening again while we mourn the precious lives lost to this unspeakable act of mass violence.”


The Texas School Alliance (TSA) is a school district member organization that comprises 44 school districts in Texas and educates more than 2.2 million students or 42 percent of the state’s total enrollment. As a superintendent-led organization, TSA utilizes a thorough process to research and consider significant policy issues – ranging from school finance to teaching and learning to assessment and accountability. TSA also studies specific topics and works on issues that will improve educational quality for Texas students, particularly those in large and urban districts. Our members cover the breadth of Texas’ geographic expanse, with members from the Rio Grande Valley to the Texas Panhandle, from near the eastern border to far west Texas. The membership includes urban, mid-urban, and city- town districts and includes school districts that are both property wealthy and property poor. More information is available at