Early voting in the special runoff election for State Senate District 19 begins Monday. A public forum was held Thursday at Compass Rose Academy for the two candidates. Democrat Pete Gallego was present, while Republican Pete Flores was unable to attend.
The forum held by the Texas Charter Schools Association attracted about 30 people, including constituents, parents, and students. The topic: public education.
Like traditional schools, charters schools also receive public money based on attendance. But charter schools don’t receive local property tax money.