SB 1177

85(R) - 2017
Senate Education
Senate Education
Charter Schools 
Juvenile Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Bryan Hughes

Bill Caption

Relating to requirements for charter schools established for the benefit of certain juvenile offenders.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would require the Commissioner of Education to adopt a form and process that allows an organization contracting with a detention, correctional, or residential facility to apply for a charter as an open-enrollment charter school.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would enable open-enrollment charter schools to be established for the benefit of students under the supervision of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. We support charter schools in general and recognize that their unique and flexible education model makes them perfectly suited to educating students in a variety of correctional settings. This supports our individual liberty and limited government principles by providing a quality education opportunity for students in the juvenile justice system. We support this legislation. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas Conference of Urban Counties
Texas Probation Association