District’s priorities in focus ahead of legislative session

District’s priorities in focus ahead of legislative session
Posted on 11/09/2018

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The 2019 Leander ISD Legislative Priorities outline the key legislative agenda for the district in the 86th Texas Legislative Session. The Board’s Legislative Committee was led by Vice President Grace Barber-Jordan, M.Ed., Secretary Trish Bode and Pamela Waggoner.


Leander ISD seeks a partnership with our Texas legislators to focus on supporting all students, to advocate against unfunded mandates, and to empower communities and taxpayers through local control.  


Administration will begin creating a communication plan for sharing the Legislative Priorities, as well as additional resources to include impact statements for LISD and draft legislative language.


“It is well-documented that local taxpayers are shouldering a greater and greater share of our school funding, and that’s wrong,” Barber-Jordan said. “We support a recalibration of the state funding mechanism and keeping all public education dollars, including recaptured funds, allocated for public school students.”