AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will host an information session for the parents of students currently attending Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy in Houston. The charter is slated for closure at the end of the current school year.
The information session will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the charter campus at 12512 Walters Road in Houston.
Operations at Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy are scheduled to end on June 30, 2016. Revocation of the charter becomes effective Aug. 19, 2016. The charter holder for Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy is the Fallbrook Community Development Center.
During the session, TEA staff will provide parents information regarding the charter school’s closure, alternative educational options in the immediate area for next school year, as well as parental rights and procedures for securing their student’s school records. The school district or charter their son or daughter will attend next school year will need official student records.
Prior to the meeting with parents, Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy teachers and staff will have an opportunity to meet with TEA representatives to ask questions related to the school’s closure.
Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy has met the legislative criteria for mandatory revocation of their charter under Senate Bill 2. Passed in 2013 by the Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2 requires mandatory revocation of a charter by the Commissioner of Education if a charter holder has failed to meet academic or financial accountability performance ratings for the three preceding school years. Failure can include three years in one specific area (academic or financial), or any combination of the two.
Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy has not met its academic accountability requirements for the past three years in which the state has issued accountability ratings. The charter had an unacceptable academic rating in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition, Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy did not meet its financial accountability requirements in 2013-2014.
TEA first notified leadership at Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy in November 2015 of the decision for closure. A management team has been appointed to oversee all close-out activities of the charter.