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2021 Northwest ISD Legislative Priorities

Budget - Legislative ConcernThe 87th Legislative Session is underway, and Northwest ISD is following the process. Northwest ISD’s state budget loss tops the district’s legislative concerns, but you can help! 

Stay informed and let your state legislators know what you think. 

Click here to read more about Northwest ISD's legislative priorities, including three critical concerns for the 87th Legislative Session:
- State Budget Loss and Fast Growth
- Reading Academies
- Elections & Ballot Requirements

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to view Northwest ISD's 2021 Legislative Concerns.

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Contact Your Legislators

In order to best represent you, our legislators must know the issues that matter most to you. Contact your legislators, and let your voice be heard.

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2021 Northwest ISD Legislative Priorities

Northwest ISD regularly advocates for public education to elected state officials. The NISD Board of Trustees approved the district's legislative priorities in January 2020, with a review in December 2020, that best represent the interest of the district, its students, and families.

The priorities focus on five key areas: fast growth, school finance, accountability and assessment, area transportation needs, and safety and security. These areas were chosen based on important issues affecting Northwest ISD as well as state education in general.

Fast Growth 
Provide considerations, accommodations, and relief for fast-growth school districts.

School Finance
 Create an adequate and equitable system with local discretion that accommodates fast growth and ensures the community’s needs are met.

Accountability & Assessment
 Establish a system that looks beyond the STAAR exam and measures what the community prioritizes, and oppose A-F ratings.

North Texas & NISD Growing Transportation Needs
 Support efforts and funding to address the expansion and improvement of transportation infrastructure in response to the rapid growth of the North Texas area.

School Safety & Security
Support funding student and school safety initiatives and flexibility in how funds are used to meet the needs of the community.

Important Dates

January 12, 2021
Regular Session Convened
Meetings and Bill Drafting

March 12, 2021
60-day Bill Filing Deadline
Bills Move through Legislative Process

May 31, 2021
Last Day of Regular Session

No events available.
Legislative Update
Posted as 87th Legislative Session progresses. 


Informational Resources

Education Terms Glossary

Friends of Texas Public Schools

Legislative Contacts

NISD Council of PTAs Advocacy Website

PTA Legislative Priorities

Texas Legislature Online

Contact Information

Angela Scott
Public Affairs Coordinator
Northwest ISD
PO Box 77070
Fort Worth, TX  76177