The Melissa Independent School District board of trustees approved a resolution at the board meeting on Dec. 15 outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. The passing of this measure is the latest in a collective effort by the superintendents and school boards of Region 10 to communicate the top areas of interest that stand to impact the 812,000 students they collectively serve.

The priorities include a call to repeal any A-F campus and district grading system, opposition to vouchers or education savings grants and an increase of funding for Texas’ public schools. The approved resolution will be mailed to the Texas Governor’s Office and local senators and representatives.

“Melissa ISD is proud to stand in this effort to communicate the needs of our district and the students in Region 10,” Keith Murphy, superintendent of Melissa schools, said.