As the Texas 85th Legislative Session nears in January 2017, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees developed a comprehensive legislative agenda in five key areas in support of the 74,000 students who attend Fort Bend ISD schools and of the 10,000 employees who work on behalf of these students to help meet their education needs, while allowing for efficient and effective operation of schools. On Oct. 17, the FBISD board unanimously adopted five resolutions with specific details of each of the legislative priorities, sharing the following unified message to all involved:
“We believe all children can learn; we have high expectations for each of the students we serve; we want to use all resources to make a difference in the lives of each child; the future of Texas depends on educating our growing enrollment with diverse needs; and the public schools are charged by the Texas Constitution with this great mission for Texas.”
The five resolutions as adopted by the FBISD Board of Trustees are:
Making school finance a legislative priority
Making constitutional support of public schools a legislative priority
Making accountability and assessment a legislative priority
Making streamlining the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) a legislative priority
Making a funding amendment to Senate Bill 507 a legislative priority.
“It is very important that the community hears the voice of this board loud and clear, which is unanimous in the adoption of all five of these resolutions,” said Kristin Tassin, board president. “I am grateful to the board members for reading each of these complete resolutions into the record, before we voted on them. The resolutions include our legislative priorities and include practical solutions for our legislators to support when they convene in January 2017.”
Fort Bend ISD encourages parents, staff and community members to join the district by reading the resolutions, staying informed and contacting their representatives.
For more information, visit fortbendisd.com.