Feb 16

Legislative Update

This week legislative rep Minda Caesar and several SBISD parents attended the State Board of Education Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee Community Conversation in Houston to provide input on the future of public education in Texas. They were also able to meet and chat with our State Board of Education representative, Donna Bahorich. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can STILL provide input by taking the survey at:
Your opinions matter and the survey is a great way to have your voice heard on the topic!
In other news, the Commission on Public School Finance had their second meeting. The commission will be hearing public testimony at their March 19th meeting. Stay tuned for more details on how to participate.
Some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
February 20 — Early Voting begins for the primaries. Remember, parents can vote in EITHER primary and need only be a registered voter to participate.There are choices for all major offices in BOTH parties, so every vote counts!
March 2 — Texas Independence Day — last day to early vote
March 6 — Election Day for the primaries.
May 5 — Election Day for SBISD Board of Trustees for Positions 3 and 4. Position 3 is contested. Candidates are Minda Caesar and Noel Lezama. EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT, so please encourage your parents to vote. Early voting dates and locations for the trustee election will be released shortly. Chris Vierra is also running as an incumbent for her seat at Position 4. As of now, her position is not contested.