85(R) - 2017
Relating to requirements for charter schools established for the benefit of certain juvenile offenders.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.