KIPP Texas Advocacy

KIPP Texas parents, students, teachers, and alumni all have important stories that deserve to be told. KIPP Texas Advocacy exists to amplify these stories as we advocate for our students at the local, state, and federal levels of government.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do public charter schools impact funding to traditional public schools?

Traditional public school districts receive state funding based on the number of students enrolled. If a student leaves the district for any reason, the district’s funding is reduced because the district no longer incurs the costs associated with educating that student. If that student enrolls in another district or public charter school, the state funding follows the student and the new district or school receives it.

It is important to note that traditional public school districts receive the bulk of their funding — 60% — from local property tax revenue. Local tax money remains with the district regardless of the number of students enrolled. Public charter schools do not receive any local tax money.

What are the differences between traditional public schools and public charter schools like KIPP?

For starters, public charter schools receive less funding.

Charter schools ARE public schools.

Do I have to be eligible to vote to contact elected officials?

No, you do not have to be an eligible voter to contact elected officials. Anyone can reach out to any elected official relating to issues that matter to our community.

How can I register to vote if I am eligible?

Visit for more information on where to register. Texas does not allow you to submit your voter registration application online

How can I find out if I am registered to vote?

Visit the Texas Secretary of State to find out if you are registered to vote.

If I have moved recently, do I need to change my voter registration address?

Yes, if you have moved to a new address within the same county (ex: moving from the north side of Bexar County to the east side), you may submit your address change online here.

If you have moved to a new address in a different county within Texas, you have to re-register to vote within that county. Visit for more information on where to register.

How can I find out who my elected representatives are?

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