SB 1882 includes benefits for campuses
that are receiving sanctions under the
state accountability system. The bill can
also benefit campuses that wish to pursue
additional funding even if they are not
subject to sanctions.
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and protections in current employment
contracts or agreements to remain unaffected by the district’s contract with an
The district must also consider which
students will be served by the SB 1882
campus charter. 8 For campuses that seek
the tolling of accountability sanctions, the
campus must continue to admit students
residing in the campus attendance zone as
the zone existed before the district charter
partnership. The contract must also priori-tize enrollment of students who reside in
the district, but not the attendance zone,
before allowing students outside the district to attend the campus charter. 9
Q: What steps should a district take
to start this process?
A: Districts should take the following
• First, consult with the district’s school
attorney. The details in the regulations
and TEA materials are voluminous, and
it is easy to miss an important provision.
• Know the deadlines. For the first round,
the deadlines came fast. This process
has several phases, and districts would
be wise to plan ahead accordingly.
• Consult with district staff. Staff buy-in
is critical to the success of the new
• Find and approve a partner (or create
your own partner). This is one of the
more complicated steps. TEA requires
that the district rigorously evaluate the
application and that the partner meet
certain criteria. If partnering with a
non-OECS entity, the district must
adopt a Subchapter C authorizing
policy and a Subchapter C applica-
tion. See TEA’s SB 1882 implementa-
tion webpage ( https://tea.texas.gov/
SB_1882_Implementation/) for more
details on this process. 10
• Negotiate the terms of the contract.
Under 19 Texas Administrative Code,
Section 97.1075, districts must
include several items in their performance contracts, including descriptions of conferred authority, academic
performance expectations, financial
performance expectations, a description of the educational plan, agreements regarding shared resources,
consequences for breaching the
contract, and other specific contract
terms, including the terms for funding
and contract length.
• Submit materials to TEA for approval.
This may need to be done in phases.