Texas Partnerships and SB 1882
The Texas Legislature signed Senate Bill 1882 into effect during 2017 which incentivizes districts to contract with new and existing partners to promote innovation and dramatically improve student outcomes. These Texas Partnerships offer districts the opportunity to expand the diversity of school options, bring in targeted expertise for innovation and turnaround support, and empower school leaders and partners with greater autonomy. Most importantly, effective partnerships give more students access to great schools.
What is a Texas Partnership?
Under a Texas Partnership, the district authorizes a carefully selected partner to operate a school under a performance contract. The partner has responsibility for staff, curriculum, calendar, assessments, and other school-level decision-making while the district holds the partner accountable for academic and financial performance.
What are the Texas Partnership Benefits?
SB 1882 provides two benefits in order to encourage districts to use Texas Partnerships as an action to improve student outcomes.
Approved partnerships may receive additional state funding for the partnership school, and schools with an unacceptable state accountability rating are eligible to receive a two-year exemption from specific accountability interventions.
- Additional Funding
- Accountability Exemption