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Hassett runs for re-election to LISD School Board

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Kristi Hassett first ran for Lewisville ISD School Board of Trustees in 2014 against two other candidates. (Photo by Christina Ulsh)

After watching Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address, Kristi Hassett said she was mad.

“Gov. Abbott was giving kudos to charter schools and saying what a good job they were doing but doesn’t address the 53 million students within the state who are in public schools,” she said. “Charter school [students] are only 10 percent of Texas students and 53 million students deserve part of Gov. Abbott’s time and energy and effort. They are his students, and I get frustrated when they’re not looked at on the same level.”

Hassett is a trustee on Lewisville ISD School Board and currently serves as the board secretary. She is running for re-election to Place 6 on the board because she said she wants to continue to be a voice for and advocate of the students. The election is on May 6.

“I want the best for these kids and I see a lot of outside forces working against districts and therefore our students,” Hassett, 46, said. “I’m just not willing to not run. I have a heart for the students and I want to make sure that we’re doing the best things for those students.”

Hassett has a degree in strategic management from the University of North Texas and said she has a plethora of experience in project management from her previous jobs. She is now a stay-at-home mom and has been for 17 years.

She is a member of the Flower Mound Parent Teacher Student Association, the Council of PTAs and Flower Mound High School’s Golf Booster Club.

Read more from The Lewisville Texan Journal.

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