The Budget Crisis

If you have watched the news in the past couple of weeks, then you have to know there  are serious issues being debated in our state capitol as to how to fund our state’s educational system.  You must be aware that budgetary cuts are coming to our school district and I am sure many of you have questions about  how these cuts will it affect your children.  If you have not visited the district’s website, there is some very informative information on there and I highly recommend you check it out.  Here are two videos that can be seen on the district’s website.

 

While we will all feel the loss of funding, I want to assure you that the staff at Seabourn is committed to retaining the high quality of eduction your children are receiving.  While we do not know exactly what the future will hold or how deep the cuts will be, MISD has plans in place for all possible scenarios and intends to do everything possible to minimize the impact on student achievement.

You may be wondering what you can do?  As stakeholders and voters you can make your voice heard by writing to your locally elected officials.  I have written to my representatives in the past and actually received a phone call regarding the issue I addressed.  Please know that your voice can be heard and counted if you speak up! Take the time and opportunity to make your opinions known.

I have posted a link to the district’s website and Texas PTA, their website has a wealth of information as well.

http://www.mesquiteisd.org/budget/index.asp

http://www.txpta.org/

Legislators to Contact:

Local Officials 

Rep. Cindy Burkett, District 101 

Capitol Address:

Room E2.804, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0464
(512) 463-9295 Fax

District Address:

P.O. Box 850975
Mesquite, TX 75185

 

Sen. Bob Deuell 

 

Capitol Address:

P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-0102
(512) 463-7202 fax 18601 LBJ Freeway, Suite 400

District Address:

Mesquite, Texas 75150
(972) 279-1800
fax (972) 279-1065

 

Other Legislators Active in the Education Funding Debate: 

Sen. Florence Shapiro 

Capitol Address:

P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone (512) 463-0108

Fax (512) 463-7579

District Address:

5000 Legacy Dr., Ste. 494
Plano, Texas 75024
Phone (972) 403-3404
Fax (972) 403-3405

Sen. Royce West 

 

Capitol Address:

P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-0123
(512) 463-0299 fax

District Address:

5787 S. Hampton Rd., Suite 385
Dallas, Texas 75232
(214) 467-0123 (tel)
(214) 467-0050 (fax)

Rep.Diane Patrick 

Capitol Address:

Room EXT E2.610, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0624
(512) 463-8386 Fax

District Address:

318 West Main Street, Ste. 102
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 548-9091
(817) 548-0971 Fax

 

Rep. Rob Eissler 

Capitol Address:

Room E1.408, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0797
(512) 463-0898 Fax

District Address:

P.O. Box 9494
The Woodlands, TX 77387
(281) 681-9655
(281) 292-6489 Fax

 

Rep. Scott Hochberg 

Capitol Address:

Room CAP 4N.08, Capitol
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0492
(512) 463-5896 Fax

District Address:

7011 Harwin, Suite 230
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 252-7336
(832) 201-9388 Fax

 

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