On October 21, 2015 WHS Academy of Criminal Justice students toured the state capitol as a part of a unit on legislation.
Students began with a study of the WISD School Board. The school board is a form of government at the local level and they make the decisions. It’s equally important for students to see all levels of government and become familiar with those who make state laws regarding education.
The students learned that the school board operates similar to the House of Representatives and Senate. School boards set a vision for the District and entrust the Superintendent to carry out that vision. This is the same process that our state elected officials follow. The students visited the capitol where representatives and senators work and the laws of Texas are created.
The students also participated in a scavenger hunt and watched a video on the history of the Capitol building.
Story by Bama Moore
WHS Academy of Criminal Justice