On the Road with AASA: Children’s Health Insurance Texas Site Visit

October 22, 2015

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Children’s Defense Fund  have partnered to enroll eligible students in Medicaid, the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other health coverage with the goal of ensuring all children are in school and ready to learn. The current focus is on Texas and California—two states with the largest number of uninsured children.

Seven school districts are engaged with AASA and the Children’s Defense Fund in this work:

  1. Houston Independent School District (TX)
  2.  Alief Independent School District (TX)
  3.  Edinberg Consolidated School District. (TX)
  4.  Compton Unified School District (CA)
  5.  El Rancho Unified School District (CA)
  6.  Lynwood Unified School District (CA)
  7.  Mountain View School District (CA)

  The three Texas districts convened last week in Houston.

AASA Children's Program in Texas 2

Sharon Adams Taylor (standing) leads Superintendent Panel. Seated (l-r): H.D. Chambers, Superintendent, Alief Independent School District, Gwen Johnson, Administrator, Houston Independent School District, Rene Gutierrez , Superintendent, Edinburg Independent School District.

 AASA Children's Program in Texas

AASA, The School Superintendents Association and the Children’s Defense Fund team convene and finalize the Texas Site Visit. Counter-clockwise from right: Kathleen King, Assistant Director of Health Policy, CD, Sharon Adams-Taylor, Associate Executive Director, AASA, Karen Frison, National Coordinator, CDF, Wykisha McKinney, Health Outreach Program Manager, CDF-TX, Alysia Feuer, Evaluator, Shattuck & Associate.

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