88th Legislative Session Priorities
QUALITY TEACHING STAFF
The biggest impact on a student’s achievement is having a high-quality educator.
- Allocate funding with local control to use towards recruitment and retention of high-quality educators.
- Require educator preparation programs and alternative certification programs to include instruction in behavior management and relationship building.
- Fund and support adequate retirement and benefits to increase recruitment into education.
- Reconsider allowing teachers to leave their positions mid-contract without certificate penalty.
- Show value by allowing teachers to earn Reading Academy through credit-by-exam.
Our commitment to our community is to exercise financial responsibility and functional equity.
- Examine enrollment-based funding instead of the current attendance-based formulas.
- Consider adjustments to the basic allotment to parallel increased inflationary costs.
- Provide funding sources to leverage healthy relationships, behavior intervention strategies, and counseling services.
- Maintain models to support fast growth schools through the state allotment.
- Continue the work to reduce the burden of property taxes on the taxpayer.
STUDENT SAFETY & HEALTH
Students are more engaged when they feel safe and their social and emotional needs are met.
- Provide funding sources to expand the application of the newly adopted character and social emotional learning objectives.
- Require educator preparation programs and alternative certification programs to include instruction in behavior management, relationship building and restorative practices.
- Provide resources and allowances for schools to better serve students with extreme behavioral and emotional needs.
Our goal is to prepare our students for life beyond high school.
- Establish an expedited version of Reading Academies for teachers with the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) certification.
- Fully fund full-day prekindergarten, like K-12.
- Perform a tri-agency (TEA, THECB, TWC) audit of current data collection and reporting requirements to identify and address gaps in existing data collection methods with the intent to support the 60x30TX goals.
Wylie ISD values our partnership with each of our legislators. We are always ready to support you and provide any data or information needed.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
DR. DAVID VINSON
DR. JESSICA BRANCH
Chief of Staff
951 S. Ballard Avenue
Wylie, TX 75098