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Leander ISD sets community meetings | KXAN.com

URL:  http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/education/leander-isd-sets… Community meetings for residents of Leander ISD tonight, Feb. 28 and tomorrow, March 1, at 6:15. Good time to ask district to manage funds more responsibly. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/brzz0 Advertisements

Williamson County Conservative: Storm on the Horizon: Leander ISD

http://wilcoconservative.blogspot.com/2011/02/storm-on-horizon… One of the highest school property tax rates in the state, $1.2 BILLION in bond debt, tapping rainy day funds by the millions, highly compensated administration, new and completely renovated football stadiums, state-of-the-art new school buildings, but not enough funds to staff schools. Hmmm…. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/brzu2

Wilco Conservative: Millions in Stimulus $ for Williamson Co School Districts #txlege #edpolicy #rrisd

http://wilcoconservative.blogspot.com/2011/02/millions-in-stim… Districts had a one-time bump in Federal stimulus funds, but have not been urged to focus spending on educating children. There are still nearly as many non-teaching staff members as teaching staff, and some districts, like Round Rock, have been able to hold ample funds in reserve accounts. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/brn39

Williamson County Conservative: The Sacred Cattle Are Lowing: State Medicaid

URL:  http://wilcoconservative.blogspot.com/2011/02/sacred-ca… Even if Obamacare is not implemented, State Medicaid spending is on course for a fiscal disaster. Reforms are urgently needed. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/brgv6

Williamson County Conservative: Protect A Woman’s Right to Know

http://wilcoconservative.blogspot.com/2011/02/protect-womans-r… Let’s make sure sonogram legislation in Texas strengthens our informed consent laws and helps women to be fully informed before making potentially life-changing decisions. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/br5ys

CA has 1.6m more students, but TX has 52,090 more public ed employees!

http://wilcoconservative.blogspot.com/2011/02/education-spendi… Texas has more public education employees than any other state in the nation! California has 1.6 million more students, but has 1,225 fewer schools, and 52,090 fewer public ed employees. Something is rotten in Texas education spending… See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/bqhfe

Williamson County Conservative: RRISD ‘Budget Reduction’ Community Meeting Feb. 15

http://wilcoconservative.blogspot.com/2011/02/rrisd-budget-red… Round Rock Independent School District is inviting residents to attend a ‘Budget Reduction’ meeting tomorrow night, Feb. 15 at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for parents and taxpayers to ask the district to cut non teaching staff positions and administrator salaries and focus more $ on classrooms. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/aq7re