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Here's where Charter Schools stand after the legislative session

May 29, 2019

Thanks to you, public charter schools in Texas had a very good legislative session! 

Here’s the good news: 

  • More funding for public schools—including charter schools! House Bill 3 provides charter schools with an average increase of $767 per student, which means raises for teachers and more money for the classroom.
  • Improved student safety! House Bill 3871 will increase student and school staff safety by allowing public charter schools to receive school zone signs when they ask for one.
  • Charter school autonomy protected! Senate Bill 2293 makes sure that charter school leaders and teachers keep their ability to innovate and respond to student needs by keeping workplace rules under the direction of charter leaders.
  • Options for charter school teachers with children! House Bill 2190 will allow charter school teachers to send their students to the school where they work. This will help charter schools keep some of their best teachers in the classroom and give these parents more options for their child’s education.

We also blocked 40 anti-charter school bills that would have stopped new school growth, made our schools less safe, increased red tape, and decreased funding.

Collectively, charter school supporters sent nearly 50,000 emails to lawmakers—which helped pass these important bills and will create a better environment for charter schools in the future.

Our success is a result of you making your voice heard! Thank you for supporting public charter schools throughout the legislative session.

 We are grateful for your support!

Starlee Coleman

Chief Executive Officer

512-584-8272 | 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Suite D-447, Austin, TX, 78704