Legislative Session

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The Texas 85th Legislative Session will convene in January of 2017, and the Leander ISD Board of Trustees and the administration were called upon by state legislators and other interest groups to provide data, insight and feedback on education related topics. In an effort to maximize district resources, time and effort, a formal documentation of legislative priorities ensures alignment and consistent messaging that best serve the students of Leander ISD and the district’s focus areas. Leander ISD is committed to ensuring that every student exits our system with the same passion they had for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open.

Review the LISD Legislative Priorities

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Contact Your Lawmakers Today

Several important Senate and House bills related to public education are being discussed by lawmakers during the 85th Legislative session, bills addressing issues such as school finance, campus safety, assessment and accountability and school choice.

The most important things concerned citizens can do during this legislative session is voice your concerns to lawmakers and to stay informed of the Legislature’s developments. Learn who represents you and contact your lawmakers.

Access the Texas Legislator Online and track bills that matter to you. Stay informed of these issues, get engaged in the process and support the students of Leander ISD.

Stay Informed

Additional Resources

Making Your Point: Effective Communication at the Capitol Requires Planning, Tact
School Finance - Plain and Simple
LISD Guiding Documents
Texas PTA


Did you know?

  • More than 38,000 students attend LISD’s 25 elementary schools, eight middle schools and six high schools.
  • LISD encompasses 198.51 square miles and includes the cities of Leander, Cedar Park, Jonestown and portions of Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin.
  • Texas school districts are funded based on attendance. A 2-percent increase in attendance could mean an additional $4 million for LISD.

Who Represents You?

LISD School Board
State of Texas Legislators
Williamson County Commissioners
Travis County Commissioners
Cedar Park City Council
Leander City Council
Round Rock City Council
Austin City Committee of Council
Jonestown City Council