HB 1798

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Joe Deshotel


Dan Huberty
Phil King
Jodie Laubenberg
Eddie Lucio III
Rick Miller
Debbie Riddle
Matt Schaefer
Jason Villalba

Bill Caption

Relating to local control school districts.

Fiscal Notes

There is no significant fiscal implication to State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 1798 amend the Education Code to change home-rule school districts to local control school districts (LCSDs). A local control plan (LCP) would require approval by the voters of the district, and a vote could be requested by petition to the school board.  The bill would make conforming changes in the code and establish provisions for local control school districts.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would affirm the principle of limited government by authorizing an alternate organization method for school districts that places control over instruction, curriculum, and standards at the local level.  This would allow for better quality control, potentially leading to better educational quality for students. For this reason, we support HB 1798.