Media release from Texas Charter Schools
Posted by Texas Education on March 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Josie Duckett (512) 584-8272
WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Toll Free Teleconference
Dial-in: (218) 339-2500
WHO: Senator Dan Patrick, Author of Senate Bill 1830
David Dunn, Executive Director of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA)
WHAT: There will be a press conference call on Monday, March 30th, in anticipation of the Senate Education Committee hearing for SB 1830 (Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools) which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31st at 8:30 a.m.
WHY: TCSA is supporting significant reforms to Texas charter school law including: increased facility funding for charter schools; lifting the cap on charter schools and allowing effective charters to replicate; sharing facilities with traditional public schools; and including a growth measure in the state accountability system.
AGENDA: I. Highlight key issues in SB 1830
II. Discuss new data on Texas charter school policy, in particular the recent UT Institute for Public School Initiatives Report, “An Analysis of Gaps in Funding for Charter Schools and Traditional Districts”
III. Q&A with Senator Patrick and David Dunn