As the school year concluded at the end of May, I was glad once again to be part of the amazing community that is NYOS Charter School. The students continue to inspire and encourage me and others at NYOS to do our best work.
The end of May also brought to a close the 2017 Texas state legislative session. NYOS worked closely with the Texas Charter Schools Association to advocate for charter school priorities. The legislature successfully passed two significant priorities, Senate Bill 1480 and House Bill 2442.
We had hoped the legislature would make a difference to the $1,400 gap in facilities funding between charter schools and traditional public schools. While this top legislative priority was not achieved, it went further in the legislative process than any prior session.
The legislature may take up other bills that impact charters in the special session called for July 2017. Any bill that adds funds to public schools in Texas will benefit NYOS, too. We are watching carefully to see if we can expect additional funding next school year.
Best wishes to all for a relaxing and peaceful summer break. I look forward to welcoming everyone back in July.
NYOS Charter School