LONGVIEW, Texas — Longview ISD officials have scheduled a series of meetings to gather community input as they consider applying for district-wide charter status.

Board President and Place 4 Trustee Ginia Northcutt said the district has wanted to turn all of its schools into charter campuses since Senate Bill 1882 was passed in 2017.

SB 1882 is a state law that lays a path for a nonprofit charter school group to operate public school campuses. District officials have hailed the charter option as a way to fund innovative education opportunities and receive a significant infusion of state money .

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