The Texas Legislature meets in Austin for Regular Sessions for about five months every other year. Regular sessions begin in January and can last no more than 140 days, which is usually the last week of May or first week of June. The Governor may call Special Sessions that can last up to 30 days.
Governor Abbott announced a 30-day special session beginning October 9, 2023 with special focus on school funding and non-public school subsidies (vouchers/education savings accounts).
Public schools are underfunded by billions. Bullard ISD joins public school districts across the state in advocating against school vouchers (subsidies) and prioritizing the existing surplus of funds to go toward increased funding for Texas public schools.
Supporters of public schools are encouraged to take 15 seconds to send an email or letter to their individual state lawmakers seeking more funding for public education.