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Follow the Texas Legislature

In the United States, public education is primarily delegated to state government. The Texas Legislature is the state’s legislative branch of government, and this law-making body is comprised of two chambers. The people elected to serve in the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives convene every two years to consider bills and enact laws. Before a new law can be created, a bill must be voted on favorably in both chambers and signed by the Governor. The primary responsibility of the Texas Legislature is to adopt the state budget that includes funding for public education. It also enacts laws relating to accountability, testing, and high school graduation requirements.

The North East ISD Board of Trustees identifies state-level legislative priorities prior to each session. During the legislative session, NEISD staff monitor bills impacting public education and the Board’s priorities.