Primary Election Results
Over 4 million Texans cast their ballots in the March 3 “Super Tuesday” Primary Election. The numbers are still unofficial at the time this report was written, but that number appears to be down compared with turnout from the 2016 Primary Election which saw 4.2 million Texans vote. That number in 2016 represented about 30% of registered voters while the unofficial results in 2020 show a turnout of approximately 25% of registered voters . However, that number is an increase over the participation in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election, which had a participation rate of 17%. 

Other than Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, no other sitting incumbent lost their seat outright in this election . There are six incumbents headed into runoff elections for their seats

In 2016, four incumbents lost their seats in the primary and three legislators went to runoff elections. In 2018, there were seven incumbent legislators that lost their seats in the primary, with two that landed in runoffs. All in all, this election was short on surprises and seemed to show support for incumbents slightly more than in the past (depending how those runoffs turn out).

For those races headed to a runoff, the election will take place on May 26, with early voting getting underway on May 18.

For more details on the Primary Election results and some analysis for what it all means, please click on this link to see our March 2020 Primary Election Results Analysis .

You may also want to check out the results as provided by the Texas Tribune or the Texas Secretary of State.

Senate Education Committee to meet next week
On Wednesday, March 11, the Senate Education Committee will study their interim charge on Adult Education and they will be monitoring implementation of both SB 11 (school safety) and HB 3, specifically reviewing the impact of the repeal of the GT Allotment.

Public testimony will be taken, and the hearing will be broadcast live .
Lovejoy ISD

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Superintendent: Dr. Michael Goddard
Region: 10
Location: Lovejoy ISD is a 17 square mile school district that serves students in Fairview, Lucas and Allen, area. 

Student Enrollment: As of January 2020, Lovejoy ISD has 4,440 students in Pre-K - 12 

School Campus Configuration: Lovejoy ISD has 6 total campuses:
  • 3 PK-4 Elementary campuses
  • 1 Intermediate Campus serving 5th and 6th-grade students
  • 1 Middle School Campus serving 7th and 8th-grade students
  • 1 High School serving 9-12

What are your district's points of pride?
  • Lovejoy ISD is a top performing district in both state and national recognition for academics, fine arts and athletics.
  • LHS was recently named a Top STEM High School by Newsweek and 2019 Best High Schools by US News and World Report.
  • Two time winner of UIL Lone Star Cup, 15 UIL State Championships in multiple UIL Activities. First Graduating Class in 2010.

What makes your school district/ community unique?

Lovejoy ISD is a small district with a close-knit community. While the district may be small, students in Lovejoy ISD have access to advanced programming, opportunities, and experiences that rival that of any large school district. 

What challenges does your district face?
  • Academic Excellence for All
  • School Finance and HB 3 providing less money per student now
  • Social / Emotional Health of Students and Staff

Proposed HB 3 Rules
There are proposed Commissioner rules available for comment on the TEA website regarding the Formula Transition Grant . The public comment period on that rule is open through March 9.
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