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No fiscal implication to the State anticipated.
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated. School districts could incur additional costs to transition to a Texas community school, but these costs would be voluntary.
This bill would abridge the principle of limited government. We oppose allowing school campuses to transition to a community school model because the model protects the interests of adults as the expense of children and removes crucial state oversight to ensure children are receiving quality education. Furthermore, the bill specifically prevents the closure of a campus unless campus converts to a community school and is allowed two years to operate as a community school, removing the education commissioner's power to begin to fix a failing school. For these reasons, we oppose HB 1891.