TEPSA joined 17 other organizations asking Commissioner Mike Morath to prioritize current district and charter school funding for HB3 implementation over approving charter expansions.

In the April 3 letter, organizations said, “Due to the gravity of the situation, we urge that any available state funding for public education be used to sustain the improvements from HB3 and to help existing school districts and charter schools meet the daunting new challenges presented by COVID-19. … To that end, we urge that you deny or significantly limit approval of all charter expansion amendments in 2020 in consideration of the additional costs to the state that would result from an increase in charter enrollment.”

Read the letter.

The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 6000 members who direct the activities of 3 million PK-8 school children. TEPSA is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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