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Aledo ISD Trustees & Superintendent Visit State Capitol

state visit Aledo ISD School Board Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Susan K. Bohn traveled to Austin Tuesday to advocate for the district and public schools.

Trustees Bobby J Rigues, Forrest Collins, David Lear and Dr. Bohn visited the State Capitol and met with Senators Beverly Powell and Pat Fallon, Representative Phil King and legislative staff members, who represent the voters of Aledo ISD.

The Aledo ISD officials spoke with legislators regarding the district’s legislative priorities, which were adopted by the School Board in December. Priorities discussed included protecting local decision-making, issues related to fast growth, and additional funding to support Aledo ISD’s schools. Aledo ISD is expected to add more than 2,600 students over the next five years.

“We want to ensure that our community retains the ability to make decisions that benefit and match the values and specific needs of our community,” Collins said. “We are grateful to the Senators and Representatives who took time to meet with us and hear the aspirations and concerns of our community.”

State lawmakers are in the midst of the 86th Legislative Session, which started Jan. 8, 2019. The final day of the regular session is May 27, 2019, and Aledo ISD officials will stay in close contact with lawmakers to advocate for Aledo ISD’s students, staff and community.

“Public education is a shared partnership,” Rigues said. “We truly appreciate the opportunity to advocate for all within the Aledo ISD as well as the 5.4 million Texas students. We respect our legislative leadership and look forward to a collaborative approach to improving the system of public education and maximizing student achievement.”

To read more about Aledo ISD’s Board adopted legislative priorities, visit Aledoisd.org and search under the School Board tab on the home page.

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