HB 3808

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Marsha Farney

Bill Caption

Relating to evaluating the performance, including computing dropout and completion rates, of public schools, including schools designated as dropout recovery schools and residential facilities.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3808 would modify the Education Code to designate schools that serve more than 50% of students 17 years old and older as specialty schools. By doing so, the schools would be in the Texas Education Agency accountability system and receive an accountability rating for at-risk students who successfully receive their degree.

Analysis: HB 3808 seeks to improve public education using an accountability system to incentivize schools to successfully graduate at-risk students. However, there is little evidence that the legislation would achieve its intended goal. Because this neither uplifts nor offends any of our liberty principles, we are neutral on HB 3808.