Many of you may wonder, WHY?? would you want to put yourself through the ordeal and stress of another campaign.
In 2015, I lost the election in Place 5 by a mere 259 votes. Yes, it hurt! And yes, I thought at the time that I would never put myself through that again. But after I “got back out there” (and after many pints of Blue Bell) I was honestly shocked and humbled at how many people told me “you’ve got to run again!” That gave me alot to think about.
Through the process of campaigning and all I was exposed to, I realized where my passions are! At my church, Trietsch UMC, we are all strongly encouraged to serve not only where our talents are, but also where are passions are. And if you can do both, then you and the areas where you serve, will be truly blessed!
I realized that my passion is working with the school district as a whole, not just in the schools where my children learn. Over the past two years I have spent many hours LEARNING and listening to teachers, staff and district leadership. I have attended many committee meetings, school board meetings.
Now, it is my time to ACT! I am READY to RUN!
Any other “This is Us” fans out there? One of the most common questions I get during the campaign, is what are your top three issues?
Here are my “Big 3”!
- Address decreasing enrollment: This is caused by three issues….lack of affordable housing for young families to move into; families who moved here years ago for the schools aren’t moving out of the area (and their kids are now out of the house); and finally, Charter schools.
There is no easy fix, but I do want to make sure that LISD is competitive with other districts by increasing academies at exisiting schools, opening enrollment to surrounding districts and marketing the district to the community.
2. Smart spending of 2017 Bond funds: In May 2017, the voters approved the sale of $737 million dollars in bonds. This amount was based on the work of the Facilities Advisory Committee (I was a member, along with 70 other community members) and I will make sure that the funds spent go along with the work of this group.
3. $30 million Recapture: Next Fiscal year, LISD must send approximately $30 million dollars (of your tax money) to the state of Texas due to recapture aka, Robin Hood. The district is already looking at budget issues that will come up due to this flawed program. Long term, we need to continue to advocate for public school finance reform with the state. Short term, we need to look at the district’s budget carefully to ensure that we are spending money in the best way possible.
I am always open to questions! Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lassahn4lisd.
Howdy friends! The election is almost exactly two months away, but it is time to FUND RAISE! The money will be used to purchase signs (big & small), flyers and business cards.
Please know that every donation, no matter how small, is VERY helpful and APPRECIATED!
You can mail a check (made out to Allison Lassahn) to
955 Inverness Circle, Highland Village, TX 75077.
Or sent a donation (use the friends and family option) via PayPal to the email@example.com or this link paypal.me/lassahn4lisd
I am so very grateful for your support and your prayers!
Today my sweet boy drew the number for placement on the May 5th ballot. I am #3!
Wednesday, January 17th I went to the Bolin Center in Lewisville to file to run for school board! What a feeling! It was scary and exciting all at once.
Now the wait begins…..how many others will get in the race? We won’t know until the filing deadline, February 16th.
Hello friends and supporters!
Did you know that this week, on WEDNESDAY, January 17th, 2018 filing begins for local and SCHOOL BOARD candidates???
I’m getting excited! How about you?
Yard signs are here! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and one will magically appear in your yard.
Thanks again for your support!