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:
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 to CharterAmendments@tea.texas.gov.
The timeframe for submitting expansion amendment requests is no earlier than February 1 and no later than April 1, and after submission of the Annual Financial Report (AFR).
- 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.
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)
A New School Designation (NSD) is a unique designation that allows a high-performing charter holder to be eligible to apply for the federal Charter School Program (CSP) grant funding for a new charter school campus that proposes to offer a new educational program at the new campus. Charter that receive this designation may take part in the Charter School Program Start-Up Grant, whenever federal funding for the Texas Charter School program is available
The 2019-2020 NSD Application period is now closed.
The High-Quality Campus Designation is a separate designation and must be paired with an expansion amendment. If approved by the commissioner, this designation permits a charter holder to replicate its high-quality educational program at a new charter school campus under an existing high-quality open-enrollment charter school pursuant to federal statute. Charters that receive this designation may take part in the Charter School Program High-Quality Replication Grant, whenever federal funding for the Texas Charter School Program is available. Please see 19 TAC §100.1033(b)(13) for the criteria required to apply for a High-Quality Campus Designation Application.
The 2019-2020 High Quality Campus Designation application period is now closed.
High-Quality Campus Designation Application PDF (2,058 KB)
Charter schools needing to update their AskTED pages must contact the appropriate program specialist, based on the part of the alphabet their charter school falls under: Nina Gonzalez (Charters A-L) or Drue Ann Wise (Charters M-Z).
The following links include more forms and documents used when submitting amendments:
- Assurances Regarding Charter Schools Serving Students in Residential Facilities (PDF, 17 KB);
- Business Plan Components (PDF, 85 KB);
- Impact Statement - Form (677 KB); and
- Impact Statement To District (20 KB).
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:
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 CharterAskTED@tea.texas.gov or call (512) 463-9575.
If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact the Division of Charter School Administration by email CharterSchools@tea.texas.gov or by phone (512) 463-9575.