The 87th Texas Legislature convened on Jan. 12, 2021, and concluded in October 2021. The legislature meets every two years to set the state’s budget and consider and implement new legislation. The 2021 session was particularly important as the legislature grappled with the effects of COVID-19 and convened for the first time since the landmark 2019 session that adopted House Bill 3, a bill that instituted significant reforms to school finance.
For each legislative session, the Arlington ISD issues a legislative agenda with a series of priorities that are important to the district and public education in Texas. The district shares the agenda and priorities with our elected officials and seeks their support.