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Texas Partnership Charters

Get answers to frequently asked questions about partnership charters (also known as Senate Bill 1882 partnerships), including information about the process, the benefits, and potential concerns.

Senate Bill (SB) 1882 was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature in 2017. In the years since the bill was signed by the governor, the law has stirred up controversy in school districts across Texas. While some see SB 1882 partnership charters as an opportunity for innovation, others are concerned that SB 1882 has furthered the privatization of public schools. Yet partnership charters offer real benefits to cash-strapped schools and can also give flexibility to schools that are working to make changes and improve their accountability rating. This FAQ addresses basic issues and considerations for districts considering a partnership charter.