SB 955

84(R) - 2015
Senate Education
Senate Education
Charter Schools 

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Charles Schwertner

Bill Caption

Relating to permissible locations of open-enrollment charter schools created by institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to State or local government.

Bill Analysis

SB 955 would allow public senior colleges or universities to operate an open-enrollment charter school campus at any location in the state.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/21/2015 update:

No changes have been made to this bill in House committee. The second chamber sponsor is Representative Rick Miller.

First chamber recommendation:

This bill affirms the principle of a free market. Allowing a university to operate a charter school at any county in the state promotes innovation and competition among schools which will result in higher quality education available to children. For this reason, we support SB 955.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Public Policy Foundation