SONORA - The Association of Texas Professional Educators of Region 15 met Saturday in Sonora for their yearly election of 2017-18 officers and discussed other issues.

SONORA - The Association of Texas Professional Educators of Region 15 met Saturday in Sonora for their yearly election of 2017-18 officers and discussed other issues.

Officers for the 2017-18 school year include President Darlene Kelly of Ballinger, Vice-President Candace Beal of Coleman Co., Secretary Sarah Beal of Coleman Co., Treasurer Luz Mendez of Junction and Director Jose Delgado of Del Rio. Michael Sweet, who is running for state vice-president was in attendance from Region 1-Pharr/San Juan/Alamo Local ATPE unit.

ATPE State President Julleen Bottoms shared information about legislative issues and that we are still not in the clear for payroll deduction of dues.

ATPE State Vice-President Carl Garner shared information on One-Member-One-Vote that will be coming up again for consideration at the next annual conference.

Current ATPE Region 15 Director, Darlene Kelly of Ballinger shared information about the region and discussed the changes needed to encourage more members to attend and get involved.