Mansfield ISD Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 22

Mansfield Day at the Capitol R epresentatives from Mansfield ISD, the City of Mansfield and the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce loaded up on buses and took a trip down Highway 35 to let their voices be heard. Feb. 15 was Mansfield Day at the Capitol; and MISD had its students, staff and board trustees took part in the day of advocacy. great things happening within the district. Students, staff members and board trustees were all in attendance to be a part of Advocacy Day. Students were grateful to be in attendance because it gave them the opportunity to take what they learn in their textbooks and bring it to life. The trip to Austin also gave the MISD school board a chance to share all the 20 Mansfield School & Family “We’re really a voice for our kids,” MISD Board President Raul Gonzalez explained. “We’re making sure state legislators put the political agendas aside and make public education a priority.” The day at the Capitol was hosted by the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce. The organization holds advocacy days every two years, but 2017 marks the first year the three entities have gone together to show strength in numbers.