Proponents of HRDs find this as a hurdle and will legislate to lower the current conversion requirements and add luring enticements. If the devil is in the details, the best description of what may come is a Trojan horse.
The danger to advocating Home Rule District charter schools is in the misrepresentation of the benefit itself.
We do not need an alternative form of local governance to run our schools. We respect and defend the very democracy that allows us to govern by electing local school board members from within our own communities.
We do not need an alternative system of education to dodge the many mandates legislation places upon us; instead, consider removing such mandates for ALL school districts and ALL children to benefit.
We do not need an alternative method of funding schools such as block grants or giant vouchers; what we need is the courage to address the current broken system of school finance where all children regardless of background, color and location can have an equal opportunity to learn.
We currently have a public system educating children from all walks of life – children of every challenge and those of every talent. Providing each child an equal opportunity to learn offers individual and social prosperity – a gift worth protecting for future generations.
Standing together in a unified voice,
Aledo ISD – Dan Manning, superintendent; Bobby J. Rigues, board president
Azle ISD – Dr. Ray Lea, superintendent; Bill Lane, board president
Brock ISD – Richard Tedder, superintendent; Bill Cooper, board president
Garner ISD – Marion Ferguson, superintendent; Michael Collins, board president
Millsap ISD – Dr. David Belding, superintendent; Dr. Dene Herbel, board president
Paradise ISD – Monty Chapman, superintendent; Homer Mundy, board president
Peaster ISD – Matt Adams, superintendent; Scott Johnson, board president
Perrin-Whitt CISD – John Kuhn, superintendent; Wayne Stephens, board president
Poolville ISD – Jimmie Dobbs, superintendent; Lynn Duvall, board president
Santo ISD – Greg Gilbert, superintendent; Randy Parker, board president
Springtown ISD – Mike Kelley, superintendent; Amy Walker, board president
Weatherford ISD – Dr. Jeffrey M. Hanks, superintendent; Charlie Martinez, board president