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Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 2293 would consider a member of the governing body of a charter holder, a member of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school, and an officer of an open-enrollment charter school to be an officials of a political subdivision, and would consider employees of an open-enrollment charter school to be employees of a political subdivision for the purposes of applying state collective bargaining laws.
This bill would also provide that if an open-enrollment charter school entered into a collective bargaining contract with a labor organization before the effective date, then these bill provisions would not apply during the term of the contract. It would prohibit a collective bargaining contract entered into before the effective date of these bill provisions from being renewed.
Texas Action recommends supporting SB 2293 because it promotes our principles of limited government and free markets. This bill would help prevent costly labor union influences in charter schools, more closely align open-enrollment charter schools with other public schools, and allow charter schools greater flexibility to provide a better learning environment.