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Legislative Priorities

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Learn more about DCCCD’s ​top legislative priorities for the 85th Texas Legislative Session.

Download a list of DCCCD's priorities (PDF - 231KB)

Core Operations

Funding for core operations, success points and instruction/contact hours is a priority for DCCCD during the 85th legislative session.

Early Childhood Baccalaureate

​The job market in Dallas County is experiencing a shortage of early childhood educators. DCCCD has a solution: create an Early Childhood Institute and award baccalaureate degrees in early childhood education.

Workforce Development

DCCCD proposes an economic development program designed to attract or expand new businesses in Texas: Recruit Texas.

Small Business Centers

Funding for Small Business Development Centers is a focus for DCCCD.