Last night, SB 376 (Simmons) replaced HB 5103. The amended version of SB 376 by Senator Farmer had all we hoped for. It inserted language that gave districts’ discretion on whether to share local facility capital outlay with charters. It controlled the mismanagement and self enrichment due to charter real estate practices.
Now the bill goes to the conference committee to negotiate with the House. Will SB 376 survive? Who knows. Be happy today.