Do the Texas Two-Step to Raise the Age!

HB 122 is stalled in the Senate! The House of Representatives passed legislation that would raise the age of mandatory adult prosecution from 17 to 18 years of age, allowing non-violent offenders who are 17 years of age to be charged as a minor.

Step 1: Call Senator John Whitmire, Chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, and let him know we want a hearing on HB 122 to Raise the Age of adult criminal responsibility. You can find the numbers for his Austin and Houston offices below:

  • Austin office: 512-463-0115
  • Houston office: 713-864-8701

Step 2: Click here to email your Senator and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to ensure the Raise the Age bill gets heard in the Senate.

We need your voices to #backthefuture of Texas children. They are our No. 1 priority!

Unofficial Election Results

Vote

I want you to imagine you could wear this pin. Get it? Vote on Saturday!

It’s important and your vote matters. We have open trustee positions as well as a bond out there. Want more details, scroll down a bit on our site and see the candidates and learn about the bond.

Most votes in the 2016 election were cast during early voting. We had around 7,000 people have their voice counted. This year in early voting, we had over 10,000 votes! Missed early voting? No problem, go vote on Saturday!

Voting Locations

Early Voting

2017 Election Information

We have a local election coming up on May 6, 2017! Early voting is happening right now. The Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs has been hard at work gathering information to help you decide how to vote. Please, make time to vote!

In 2016, 7000 people voted for LISD School Board positions. One race was decided by 259 votes. Make your voice heard.

Voter Guide Lewisville ISD Elections 2017

 

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LISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

Be sure to come out to the annual LISD Council of PTAs Candidate Forum! This is a great chance to meet and get to know the candidates running for the LISD Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to serve for overlapping terms of three years each. Elections are conducted in May in accordance with the Texas Secretary of State Uniform Election Calendar. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents Lewisville ISD at large.

In May of 2017, Places 6 and 7 will be on the ballot.

Place 6

  • Peter Rabner
  • Jon Hanna
  • Kristi Hassett (current Place 6 trustee)
  • Eric Parker

Place 7

  • Sandra Weinstein
  • Shari A. Chambers
  • Colleen Shaw
  • Tracy Scott Miller (current Place 7 trustee)
Learn More
Event Details

April 20th @ 6:30-8pm

Bolin Center
1565 W Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067

 

Voucher Update

House Votes to Approve State Budget – Votes to Keep Vouchers Out

After several hours of debate, the Texas House of Representatives approved a $106.8 billion budget at the end of last week in a vote of 129-18. Not included in the bill: vouchers. House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday afternoon to prohibit the state from funding programs that divert money from public schools and into private institutions.

To read more about the budget, check out this post by the Texas Tribune.

PTA Members Made a Difference!
Thank YOU for using your voice to back the future of Texas children and ensure public funds are used for public schools, not vouchers!

Oppose SB3 Today

Contact your state senator and urge him/her to oppose vouchers, including education savings account programs and tax credit scholarship programs being heard on the Senate floor this week.

Texas PTA has a campaign set up so you can quickly and easily contact officials today!

Learn & Act to Oppose SB3

Texas PTA School Accountability System Survey

Complete the survey concerning school accountability by midnight tonight (23-JAN-17).

As a reminder, the 84th Legislature passed HB 2804, changing the school accountability system so every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A – F. The law requires schools and districts to be graded based on five different areas of performance or “domains,” and those five grades must be combined into a single overall rating.

The following are A – F domains:

I: Student Achievement

II: Student Progress

III: Closing the Gaps

IV: Postsecondary Readiness

V: Community and Student Engagement

For more information on A – F or HB 2804, go to
http://tea.texas.gov/A-F/ or http://tea.texas.gov/2804implementation.aspx

Take the Survey

Texas 85th Legislature

LISD Council of PTAs 2017 overview of the Texas 85th Legislature.

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PTA Convention

Saturday

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday

Recognizing all attending 2017 State PTA Presidents!! Here's……Lisa Holbrook!!!! Texas Rocks!!

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, June 23, 2017

Recognizing all attending 2017 State PTA Presidents!! Here’s……Lisa Holbrook!!!! Texas Rocks!!

General Session #4

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, June 23, 2017

 

Thursday

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Thursday, June 22, 2017