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Legislative Priorities

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    Be a Voice for our Students and Teachers

    Fort Bend ISD encourages parents, staff and community members to be engaged and informed about the FBISD Board's legislative priorities and to let your state legislators know what you think.

    Learn more about the new A-F Accountability Ratings and how you can help. View our "More than a Letter!" video.

    Contact your legislator now!


    Learn about the Issues   

    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 to help meet their education needs and allow for efficient and effective operation of schools.

    On October 17, 2016, our Board unanimously adopted five resolutions that include five legislative priorities with practical solutions for our legislators to support when they convene in January 2017. Download a printable brochure.

    Click on the images below to read more about each priority.

    Finance  TEKS

    State Funded Schools  Bill 507


    The A-F Accountability Ratings will go into effect in 2018 and will negatively impact our students, our schools and our community. On December 12, 2017, the Board unanimously adopted a Resolution to repeal the A-F Accountability Rating System to strengthen its Accountability and Assessment priority. 



Important Dates

  • Nov. 14, 2016 - Bill pre-filing began  
    January 2017 - Texas Legislature convenes 85th Session
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1st day of session   
    March 10, 2017 - 60-day bill filing deadline   
    May 29, 2017 - Adjournment sine die   
    June 18, 2017 - Post-session 20-day deadline for governor to sign or veto  
    Aug. 28, 2017 - Effective date (91st day after adjournment)  


    Additional Resources  

    Senate Committee Hearings and Events
    House Committee Meetings and Events