December 19, 2016, Midlothian, TX - The Midlothian ISD School Board approved a resolution (click to download resolution) outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. The passing of this measure is the latest in a collective effort by the superintendents and school boards of Region 10 to communicate the top areas of interest that stand to impact the 812,000 students they collectively serve.
The priorities include a call to repeal any A-F campus and district grading system, opposition to vouchers or Education Savings Grants, and an increase of funding for Texas’ public schools. The approved resolution will be mailed to the Texas Governor’s Office and local senators and representatives. Detailed information on the top three legislative priorities may be found at www.TexasStudentsMatter.com.
“Midlothian ISD is proud to stand in this effort to communicate the needs of its district and the students in Region 10,” said Dr. Lane Ledbetter, superintendent of schools.
The superintendents from Region 10 have further unified in their efforts by planning a joint press conference on January 9, 2017, which is the day before the 2017 Texas Legislative Session opens. At 10:00 a.m. in the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, 80 superintendents and their board members are invited to attend to further discuss these priorities. Members of the media are invited to attend.