S.B. No. 2117
  relating to approval of school district and charter school
  partnerships to operate school district campuses and programs and
  to eligibility for state funding.
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.157, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 11.157.  CONTRACTS FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. (a)  The
  board of trustees of an independent school district may contract
  with a public or private entity for that entity to provide
  educational services for the district.
         (b)  A school district under contract with an
  open-enrollment charter school to jointly operate a campus or
  campus program during the 2017-2018 school year and under any
  renewal of that contract is eligible to receive funding under
  Section 42.2511 for each student or the portion of each student's
  school day under the direction of the open-enrollment charter
  school.  The commissioner may adopt rules to determine the portion
  of funding a school district is entitled to under this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 42.2511(a) and (b), Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This section applies only to:
               (1)  a school district and an open-enrollment charter
  school that enter into a contract to operate a district campus as
  provided by Section 11.174; [and]
               (2)  a charter granted by a school district for a
  program operated by an entity that has entered into a contract under
  Section 11.174, provided that the district does not appoint a
  majority of the governing body of the charter holder; and
               (3)  a school district that contracts with an
  open-enrollment charter school to jointly operate a campus or
  campus program as provided by Section 11.157(b).
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or
  Chapter 41, a school district subject to this section is entitled to
  receive for each student in average daily attendance at the campus
  or program described by Subsection (a) an amount equivalent to the
  difference, if the difference results in increased funding,
               (1)  the amount described by Section 12.106; and
               (2)  the amount to which the district would be entitled
  under this chapter.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies beginning with the 2019-2020
  school year.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2117 passed the Senate on
  May 1, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 2; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendments on May 25, 2019, by the
  following vote: Yeas 27, Nays 3.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2117 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 103,
  Nays 37, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House