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 Austin Alert: Texas Legislature Links


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The following pages contain contact information for Texas legislators serving the Allen ISD community. A complete listing of Texas Senators and Representatives is located at the bottom of this page. Watch the Austin Alert page for updates on pending legislation and actions that affect your Allen ISD schools. The Texas Legislature Online Web site is the state's link for all information regarding the 84th Legislative Session.
The Allen ISD Board of Trustees has also set Legislative Recommendations and Priorities for the 2015 session.  

Legislative News Links For Allen ISD Patrons

The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature opened on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2015. This Austin Alert page will highlight key information, actions and pieces of legislation that may impact Texas public schools and the Allen Independent School District in particular.
84th Session of Texas Legislature - May 2015 
Senate approves limits on schools’ use of bonds -- Dallas Morning News / May 27 
Pearson loses Texas contract for standardized exams -- The Dallas Morning News / May 19 
April 2015 
Abbott's Pre-K Bill Headed to Full Senate -- The Texas Tribune / April 30  
Allen ISD Legislative Update - Board of Trustees Mtg / April 27 
A Look at How House, Senate Budgets Compare -- The Texas Tribune / April 27 
Senate Gives Initial OK to School Scholarship Plan -- The Texas Tribune / April 20 
School Finance Plan Praised in Capitol Hearing -- The Texas Tribune / April 15 
A Look at How House, Senate Budgets Compare -- The Texas Tribune / April 14 
House Approves Heart Exams for High School Athletes -- The Texas Tribune / April 13 
Senate Shapes Plan for Private Scholarships -- The Texas Tribune / April 10 
Aycock Presents Details of School Finance Plan -- The Texas Tribune / April 7 
March 2015
Senate Passes A-F Grading System for Schools – The Texas Tribune / March 31 
Long Legislative Road for Voucher Bills Begins -- The Texas Tribune / March 28
A Look at the Priority Bills for Straus and Patrick -- The Texas Tribune / March 23 
February 2015
Abbott Lists 5 Emergency Items for Session – The Texas Tribune / Feb. 17 
January 2015
Texas education: top 5 issues at the Legislature -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Jan. 25
Feds Tell Texas to Try Again on Teacher Evaluations -- The Texas Tribune / Friday, Jan. 23 
High Court May Not Decide School Case Until 2016 -- The Texas Tribune / Friday, Jan. 23
Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick Take Oath of Office -- The Texas Tribune / Tuesday, Jan. 20 
Education Chairman Calls for School Finance Discussion -- The Texas Tribune / Monday, Jan. 12
The Brief: The Gavel Falls on the 84th Legislature -- The Texas Tribune / Tuesday, Jan. 13

Updated June 2, 2015