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HB 3339 HAS BEEN FILED!!!
Be of good cheer! The “Parent Trigger” bill, HB 3339 has been filed.
Important highlights of the bill:
1. School must be graded “Unacceptable” (Failed) two consecutive years. Currently, 188 Texas schools qualify.
2. There is only one choice, Charter Conversion, (no voucher option).
3. The parents can avoid stalemate by appealing to the Commissioner of Education, Robert Scott. This position is appointed by Governor Rick Perry (Republican).
Filer is Rep. James White. White is a freshman, African American, Republican, rural, representative from House District 12 in East Texas. Largest town in the district is Lufkin, TX, 60 miles from the Louisiana border.