Republicans will have a committee substitute for SB8 ready for the House Education Committee hearing Tuesday at 10:00. It will be an attempt to address some of the concerns of Democrats. Meanwhile, House Democrats are introducing their own versions. Sponsor Rick Glazier’s bill would put a charter school commission under the direct control of the State Board of Education so the commission would be advisory. It would remove the cap on the number of schools but would restrict how they share program funds with public schools. For example, if charter schools didn’t provide transportation or free lunches then they would not be eligible for a share of funds from those programs. Each school would also have to start with a minimum of 65 students. Glazier says that would prevent “five elite neighbors” from forming their own charter school with their children.