"A never-before-used 1995 state law allows school districts to switch to a home-rule format. If 5 percent of DISD’s registered voters sign the petition, the school board will have to name 15 people to a commission to rewrite the district’s charter.
The charter would then have to be approved by local voters and the state education commissioner. Organizers hope to have it on the November ballot."
Inasmuch this is indeed about mayorial control, this is a reactionary and very concerning proposal as it de-democratizes public schooling. It eliminates those structures like our school boards about which people have a vote.