Texas Partnerships (SB 1882)

For More Information Visit: TxPartnerships.org

Bill Overview

SB 1882 is an Act relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school or other eligible entity to operate a district campus.  

The bill provides incentives for districts to enter into such partnerships:

  • A potential increase in state funding for the partnered campus.  Each partnered campus that meets eligibility requirements is entitled to receive for each student in average daily attendance at the campus the greater of either the amount of state funding to which the district would be entitled or the amount of state funding to which an open- enrollment charter school would be entitled.  To calculate the amount for a specific campus, go here:
  • An exemption from certain accountability interventions for two years.  Specifically, the agency may not impose that the campus prepare and submit a turnaround plan, as outlined in TEC §39.107(a), appoint a board of managers, as outlined in TEC 39.107(e)(1), and/or close the campus, as outlined in TEC §39.107(e)(2).   

The bill states that to be eligible to access the benefits described above, the partnered campus must be granted a charter under Subchapter C, Chapter 12.  

To be eligible for the benefits of SB 1882, the district may partner with two types of entities to operate the charter:

  • A State-Authorized Open-Enrollment Charter School in good standing.   State-authorized open-enrollment charter  schools are also known as Subchapter D open-enrollment charters. To be eligible for the benefits associated with SB 1882 the open-enrollment charter partner may not have been previously revoked and must have received acceptable academic and financial accountability ratings for the three preceding school years. 
  • On approval by the Commissioner, other entities.  These other entities include institutions of higher education, non-profits, or government entities that have been granted a charter under Subchapter C, Chapter 12. 

2018 - 2019 Texas Partnership Benefits Application

Districts may request Texas Partnership (SB 1882) benefits by completing and submitting the following application:

2018 - 2019 Texas Partnership Benefits Application  

Applications may be submitted Districts will have three opportunities to submit a Texas Partnership Benefits Application.  Please refer to the following dates:


  • December 13th, 2018 (5 pm) - Innovation and Turnaround Partnerships
  • February 4th, 2019 (5 pm) - Innovation and Turnaround Partnerships
  • April 1st, 2019 (5 pm) - Innovation Partnerships Only


2018 - 2019 Texas Partnership Guide

Districts should download the 2018 - 2019 Texas Partnership Guide for more information regarding the partnership benefits application process, relevant deadlines, and applicable resources.   

2017 - 2018 Texas Partnership Applications*

The following applications were received during the 2017-2018 application cycle: 

Austin ISD (T-STEM Coalition)

Austin ISD (Mainspring Schools)

Ector County (Ector County Success Academy Network)

Edgewood ISD (PreK4SA)

Galveston ISD (Moody Early Childhood Center)

Hearne ISD (Hearne Education Foundation)

Midland ISD


San Antonio ISD (Texans Can Academy)

San Antonio ISD (Relay Lab Schools)

San Antonio ISD (Democracy Prep)

Victoria ISD

Waco ISD (Transform Waco)

Important Information 

Texas Partnerships Website 

Please visit TxPartnerships.org for more information regarding Texas Partnerships. The website provides a set of resources and tools to assist districts with developing partnerships and applying for benefits. This information includes relevant grant and fellowship opportunities in addition to model and required partnership materials. 

Contact Information

For additional information, contact:

Marian Schutte
Director, Division of System Support and Innovation