Charter School - Amendments

This page covers the process for submitting charter amendments. An amendment is any change to the terms of an open-enrollment charter. See 19 TAC §100.1033(b) - Types of Amendments for more information.

Types of amendments include: 


Expansion Amendments;
Non-Expansion Amendments; and
New School Designation.

Also included on this page is the Campus Number Request Form.

Contacts for Amendment Requests

A - L Charter Schools: Nina Gonzalez, Nina.Gonzalez@tea.texas.gov

M - Z Charter Schools: Drue Ann Wise, DrueAnn.Wise@tea.texas.gov 

Process for Submitting Amendments

Please submit all amendment requests by email charteramendments@tea.texas.gov.

Expansion Amendments

The timeframe for submitting expansion amendment requests is no earlier than February 1 and no later than April 1 of each year, and after submission of the Annual Financial Report (AFR).

An expansion amendment is an amendment that permits a charter school to:
  • extend the grade levels it serves;
  • add an additional campus;
  • add an additional site;
  • change its geographic boundaries; or
  • increase its maximum allowable enrollment.

See 19 TAC §100.1033(b)(9) Expansion Amendment Standards and 19 TAC §100.1033(b)(10) Expansion Amendments for more information.

Expansion Amendment Request Form (PDF, 368 KB)

Non-Expansion Amendments

Non-expansion amendments may be submitted at any time. Non-expansion amendments change the terms of an open-enrollment charter that relate to:

  • school name,
  • return of site,
  • charter holder name,
  • charter holder governance,
  • articles of incorporation,
  • corporate bylaws,
  • management company,
  • admission policy, or
  • the educational program of the school.

 As long as the amendment does NOT involve expansion, a non-expansion amendment may also relate to:

  • grade levels,
  • maximum enrollment,
  • geographic boundaries, and
  • approved sites.

For instance, a charter holder board would need to submit a non-expansion amendment to return a site.

Non-Expansion Amendment Request Form (PDF, 1,834 KB)

New School Designation

A New School Designation is an expansion amendment used to add another campus under an existing charter. This amendment is different from an expansion amendment to add a campus (PDF). The commissioner may only award the New School Amendment to a high-performing charter. Charters that receive a New School Designation may take part in the Charter School Program Start-Up Grant, whenever federal funding for the Texas charter school program is available.

For more information, see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Section 5202(d)(1) (outside source) and §100.1033(b)(12) New School Designation

Resources

The following links include more forms and documents used when submitting amendments:

Some large files may not be deliverable to the charter amendments mailbox. Use the following link to submit large secure files directly to the charter amendments mailbox.

Sending Secure Files

Campus Number Request Form

Existing charter schools must submit an amendment request to add a new campus, to merge campuses, or to separate campuses before requesting a campus number. Submit the Campus Number Request Form (PDF, 70 KB) to the attention of:

Texas Education Agency
Division of Charter School Administration
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9575 
Fax: (512) 463-9732
Email: valerie.anderson@tea.texas.gov or CharterSchools@tea.texas.gov  

Submit campus number changes for the current year by Oct. 1 to ensure time for processing by the PEIMS fall snapshot date. This policy does not apply to new active campuses opening mid-year or to campuses under construction.

For questions about campus number assignments, email AskTed@tea.texas.gov or call (512) 463-9809.


If you have any questions about the information on this page, email CharterSchools@tea.texas.gov or call (512) 463-9575. 

Division of Charter School Administration
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9575