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Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 487 would prohibit any political subdivision except school districts from taking any action that
prohibits a charter school from operating a school campus, educational support facility, athletic facility, or
administrative office within the political subdivision’s
jurisdiction or on any specific property located within the
jurisdiction of the political subdivision that it could not take
against a school district. A political subdivision would be required grant
approval in the same manner and follow the same timelines as if the
charter school were a school district located in that political
Texas Action supports SB 487 on the principles of limited government and individual liberty as it requires local authorities to treat charter schools in the same way as district schools which helps limit discriminatory government regulation against charter schools, and allows families greater education opportunity.