Senate votes to raise cap on charters
Date Posted: 4/12/2013 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
Thursday, April 11, the Texas Senate voted to approve Senate Bill (SB) 2 by Senate Education Committee Chairman Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston). The original version of SB 2 would have completely lifted the cap on the number of charters the state can issue for charter schools. However, the version of the bill approved by the Senate was amended so that the allowable number of charters would be raised from 215 to 305 incrementally over the next six years. It would also give the state the authority to close charter schools after three years of poor performance. The bill’s next stop will be the House Public Education Committee. Stay tuned for updates.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Educator Preparation | Certification, Retirement | TRS | Social Security, Texas Legislature, Congress | Federal, Elections, Curriculum | Instruction
The ATPE Governmental Relations team recaps the past week’s education news, legislative and election updates, and regulatory developments.
Educator Preparation | Certification, Texas Legislature, Curriculum | Instruction, Educator Compensation | Benefits
Texas House committees hear hours of testimony on educator recruitment, preparation, and retention ahead of the 2023 legislative session
ATPE shared educator preparation recommendations during invited testimony before the House Committees on Public Education and Higher Education, Sept. 20, 2022.
Retirement | TRS | Social Security, Congress | Federal, Educator Compensation | Benefits
Despite advancing the Ways and Means Committee Sept. 20, 2022, the WEP/GPO repeal legislation faces many hurdles, including a less supportive Senate.