Update on parent trigger proposal in Texas

From PAA Houston member Karen Miller:

This morning the Senate Ed Comm did pass the parent trigger bill, SB 1263 with some amendments, one, by bill sponsor Sen Taylor would require the school to be defined as low performing for three years rather than two.

Sen Lucio was concerned about governing body of open enrollment charter school cannot coerce, bribe or induce a parent to sign a petition for the parent trigger.  Intent is to assure this is grassroots parent campaign free of outside influence.

Sen Van De Putte amendment about parent notice concerning petition, requires development of standard petition by commissioner, distribution to all parents/guardians and copy of options under current law.  Sen West interested in additional information on options for parents so they can give informed consent.  It will be modified on Senate floor.
The Committee Substitute for SB 1263 will incorporate the amendments.

Here’s yesterday’s Texas AFT’s hotline on SB 1263.


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