School Board Adopts 2021 Legislative Priorities

Oct 16, 2020

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees has approved a list of priorities for the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature, which begins in January. 

The priorities were developed by a committee of FISD staff, students and community members which began meeting in fall 2019 to learn more about how local, state and federal governmental action impacts the school district. 

The Legislative Leadership Committee was tasked with exploring issues that could be considered by state lawmakers in the next legislative session, as well as areas where action by the state could help Frisco ISD better serve students and the community. 

Committee members were divided into five subcommittees based on general areas identified by District staff. Each of the subcommittees heard from subject matter experts before discussing District needs and ways possible legislation could impact the school district. Recommendations were made by committee members and approved by the School Board in each of the following areas:

  • Online Learning

  • Special Education

  • Assessment & Accountability

  • Whole Child

  • District Governance & Funding

The effort to engage a cross-section of District stakeholders in the development of legislative priorities is new for FISD this session, making for a richer and more robust process. In addition to educating committee members about legislative issues, FISD also hopes to seek further input from the committee as bills are introduced and the session progresses. Committee members will also serve as ambassadors to help inform the broader community about legislative activities impacting Frisco ISD.

As a matter of practice, Frisco ISD does not take positions on specific bills introduced in the Legislature. The District strives to be a helpful resource for elected officials as they consider changes impacting public education. As the 87th Legislative Session gets underway, FISD’s adopted legislative priorities will serve as a guide to help these facilitate conversations with lawmakers and raise greater public awareness about issues affecting FISD. 

Legislative Priorities for the 87th Session

Click here to view the list of priorities developed by the Legislative Leadership Committee.

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