Charter Schools - Resources

The following links contain information on laws, rules, regulations, and resources for charter schools.

Laws, Rules, and Regulations

Charter school administrators should become familiar with the laws that apply to charter schools. Chapter 12 of the Texas Education Code (Outside Source) (TEC) discusses many, but not all, charter school issues. Subchapter D of Chapter 12 is specific to open-enrollment charter schools.

Another important resource is the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The TAC contains rules adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the Commissioner of Education. The SBOE and the commissioner of education may adopt new rules or amendments to existing rules. Title 19 TAC, Chapter 100 is the primary source of rules that apply to open-enrollment charter schools.

Miscellaneous Resources

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact the Division of Charter School Administration by e-mail at or by phone at (512) 463-9575.


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