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    Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees adopts legislative priorities for the Texas 86th Legislative Session


    In the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustee’s continued efforts to protect the future of Texas public education, the Board unanimously approved and adopted two legislative resolutions at the December 15, 2018 Regular Board Meeting. These resolutions were adopted ahead of the Texas 86th Legislative Session, which begins on January 9, 2019 and will address a number of issues that will affect FBISD and districts across the state.


    The two resolutions as adopted by the FBISD Board of Trustees address:

    School Finance Reform School Safety


    These resolutions further help to reinforce FBISD’s Core Beliefs and Commitments, Mission, Vision, District Goals and Priorities, and the Profile of a Graduate, which have all been approved by the Board and define all decision-making efforts in order to benefit each child in Fort Bend ISD.


    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.



    Texas Schools Alliance

    Fort Bend ISD is proud to be part of the Texas Schools Alliance (TSA), which is made up of 37 of the largest school districts in Texas. This is a superintendent-led organization that utilizes a thorough process to research and consider significant policy issues. Topics range from school finance to teaching and learning to assessment and accountability. The TSA also studies specific topics and works on issues to improve educational quality for Texas students, particularly those in large and urban districts.

    More information:

    Who’s really failing? Students or STARR?

Important Dates

  • Nov. 12, 2018 - Bill pre-filing began  
    January 2019 - Texas Legislature convenes 86th Regular Session
    Jan. 9, 2019 - First day of 86th Texas Legislative Session
    March 8, 2019 - 60-day bill filing deadline   
    May 27, 2019 - Adjournment sine die   
    June 16, 2019 - Post-session 20-day deadline for governor to sign or veto
    Aug. 26, 2019 - Effective date (91st day after 86th Regular Session adjournment)  


    Additional Resources  

    Senate Committee Hearings and Events
    House Committee Meetings and Events