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Relating to state funding and accountability provisions applicable to school district campuses and programs operated under school district and charter partnerships.
In the 85th Legislature, SB 1882 was passed into law in an effort to provide incentives for traditional independent school districts to enter into partnerships with open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 2117 would allow for charter schools and public school districts to apply to the Texas Education Agency to jointly operate a campus or campus program. The commissioner of the TEA would be prohibited from approving more than 3 contracts in a school year. A school district that contracts with a charter school to jointly operate a campus or campus program would be entitled to Foundation School Program funding for the portion of each student's school day under the direction of the open-enrollment charter school if the campus and the open-enrollment charter school both have an accountability rating of C or higher.