Everything is bigger and better in Texas, right?
Wrong. At least not when it comes to voter turnout. In 2018, Texas ranked 41 among the 50 states in voter turnout, with only 46 percent of the voting-eligible showing up to the polls on Election Day. In Klein ISD, we want to transform this statistic and create a culture of voting.
Perhaps the most popular misconception and reason for opting out of this civic engagement is the age-old thought that “my vote doesn’t matter.” Wrong again. Elections are determined by who shows up to voice their hearts, minds, and priorities through their vote. Since public education is so closely linked to public policy, this means that we pick the people who determine:
- Public school funding
- Standardized testing rules and regulations
- Whether to use the A-F rating system and how those grades are determined
- How much should fund teacher pay, healthcare, and retirement
These are all topics that either affect us now, or will in the future. Your vote is not only your voice, but the voice of those who are too young to use theirs. Model a healthy culture of voting for them today, so they will continue it tomorrow and for years to come.
Registration is still open for the November 5 election. Visit VoteTexas.gov for more information and to begin the registration process. The last day to register is October 7, 2019.
Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 91-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors. https://kleinisd.net/results
About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 87.5 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in one early childhood and pre-kindergarten center, one high school program of choice, 31 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, and 5 high schools.
Help Us Share Your Story
There are so many incredible individuals in the Klein Family making a lasting impact on our community. We want to recognize and celebrate our leaders and learners that are cultivating talent, building relationships, reimagining learning and making Promise2Purpose a reality daily. Share your story here: https://kleinisd.net/story