Originally delivered on 9/19/2018 10:00 am

SUBJECT: Legislative Newsletter 9_19_18

September 19, 2018


Stop by the main stage at the Plano Balloon Festival at the Collin College Spring Creek campus on Friday, September 21, at 7:00 to hear how community leaders, including one local legislator, support the PTA to 'Back The Future' of our children.  Visit the PISD Council of PTAs' booth throughout the evening, and spin the wheel to win a prize!


The public is invited to a free nonpartisan candidate forum on Saturday, October 6, 10:30-3:00 at the Collin College Spring Creek conference center, 2800 Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano 75074. Prepare to vote in the November 6 election by listening to candidates' positions on issues.  Find more information HERE, including which candidates will participate.

Session 1, 10:30-11:30, Debate

  • US Representative District 3 & TX Representative District 66

Session 2, 11:45-12:45, Candidate Fair

  • TX Senator and TX Representatives & State Board of Education District 12

Session 3, 1:00-1:45, Debate

  • County Commissioner Precinct 4 & District Clerk

Session 4, 2:00-2:45, Candidate Fair

  • County Officials


Voter Registration Q&A

How do I find out if I am registered to vote?

  • Check if you are registered to vote HERE.

If I am not registered or my address/name are incorrect, how do I update it?

  • Use the form HERE or go to the county elections office.

How often does voter registration need to be renewed?

  • You only need to re-register if you move or change names.

What is the deadline to register in order to vote in the November 6 election?

  • October 9

What is the minimum age to register to vote?

  • 17 years 10 months

How do I get voter registration to happen at a school event?


Nonpartisan voting reminders are available by simply texting LWVTX to 80123.


PISD’s tax rate will remain steady for fiscal year 2019. Since local property values have gone up, it may seem that more money will be available for PISD students, however that is not true since the state will recapture $208 million in FY19. Here is an article.


As our property tax payments continue to go up, the state’s funding for public education continues to go down.  Here is an article.  The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will deliver a report by December with recommendations for improvements.


Everyone is invited to attend the next PISD Council of PTAs delegate meeting on Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 in the PISD Administration Building Boardroom at 2700 W 15th Street.