84(R) - 2015
Relating to authorizing certain charter holders to provide combined services for certain adult and high school dropout recovery programs.
No significant fiscal implication anticipated.
The Excel Center and the Excel Center for Adults charter schools,
operated by Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, could have students
from ages 17 to 50 share classrooms, cafeterias, and activities as an
exception to Section 25.001(b02), Education Code, which prohibits
placement of students younger than 19 years of age with older students
who have not attended school for the preceding three years.
charter school would experience some administrative costs savings by not
being required to separate older students from younger students.
SB 2062 would allow charter schools that have an adult education program and a dropout recovery program to place students age 17 years or older in the same facilities, classroom settings, learning environments, or school sanctioned events.
Vote Recommendation Notes
This bill would affirm the principle of limited government. By lifting regulations that prevent older students from sharing facilities with younger students, this would allow a charter school to exercise their own discretion and potentially experience cost savings. For this reason, we support SB 2062.