85th Legislative Session  
The 85th Texas Legislative Session will soon begin and GCISD is closely watching proposed legislation that directly or indirectly impacts public education. We encourage you to be informed and involved in the legislative process.

Stay Informed

From the Texas Legislature website to school advocate groups, there are a variety of online resources to review and follow to stay informed during the 85th Texas Legislature. Texas lawmakers file thousands of bills during each biennial legislative session. The following resources will help you learn about these bills and their discussion:
Texas Legislature Online, www.capitol.state.tx.us
Friends of Texas Public Schools, FOTPS.org
Make Education a Priority, schoolpriority.com
Raise Your Hand Texas, raiseyourhandtexas.org
The Texas School Coalition, txsc.org
TASB's Truth About Schools, truthaboutschools.org
Texans for Local Schools, texansforlocalschools.org
Moak, Casey & Associates, moakcasey.com
Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment, www.tamsatx.org
Texas Association of School Administrators, www.tasanet.org

Get Involved & Be An Advocate

Your legislatures want to hear from you. Find out who represents you in the Texas Legislature and and contact them by phone, email, letter, or even schedule a visit. Check out our Tips for Contacting Your Texas Legislators.
Other ways to Get Involved and Be an advocate, include:
  • Posting and sharing social media messages
  • Participating in "Support Public Education" conferences
  • Serving on a Campus, Community and/or Local Legislative Committee
  • Following the district budgeting processes: www.gcisd-k12.org/Domain/50

2017 Bill Summaries

Last Modified on April 14, 2017
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