SB 722

86(R) - 2019
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

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Donna Campbell


Bob Hall

Bill Caption

Relating to a severance payment to a superintendent or administrator serving as educational leader and chief executive officer of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 722 would prohibit a school board from offering a severance payment to a superintendent in an amount greater than one year's salary under the superintendent's terminated contract. It would also delete existing text requiring the commissioner of education to reduce the district's Foundation School Program funds by the amount that the severance payment exceeds an amount equal to one year's salary and benefits under the terminated contract.

SB 722 would also apply to an open-enrollment charter school as though the governing body were the board of trustees of a school district, and would apply to the superintendent of an open-enrollment charter school as though that person were the superintendent of a school district.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting SB 722 because it promotes our principle of limited government. This bill would ensure that school boards do not offer exorbitant severance packages at the expense of state funding provided by the taxpayers.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Public Policy Foundation