Legislative
2019 Northwest ISD Legislative Priorities

NISD Legislative Priorities
Northwest ISD regularly advocates for public education to elected state officials. During the 86th Legislative Session, trustees and the district will advocate for public education across several areas, such as school finance improvements, an accountability system and assessments beyond high-stakes testing, improvements to the North Texas transportation infrastructure and more.

Following a discussion in October, trustees approved the 2019 Northwest ISD Legislative Priorities on November 12, 2018. 

Click here to see the approved priorities.

Click here for talking points with rationale and additional information.

Click here for information at a glance.



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.

Click here to easily e-mail Northwest ISD's eight legislators. 

Click here for our local legislators' contact information. 

Click here to find out who represents you. 


Important Dates

Legislative Update
  • 86th Legislative Session convened January 8
  • Biennial revenue estimate of $120 billion, an increase of 8.1%
  • Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, and Speaker of the House Bonnen – joint focus on school finance and property tax reform
  • House and Senate released preliminary budgets
    • House - $7 billion more for public education
    • Senate - $3.7 billion more for public education
  • SB 2 / HB 2 Filed – 2.5% Revenue Tax Cap

 




Informational Resources

A-F School and District Rating Systems

Education Terms Glossary

Friends of Texas Public Schools

Legislative Contacts

NISD School Finance Website

PTA Legislative Priorities

TASA Legislative Priorities

Texas Legislature Online



Contact Information

Angela Scott
Public Affairs Coordinator
Northwest ISD
PO Box 77070
Fort Worth, TX  76177
817-698-1088