Jan-Feb 2019 Committee on School Initiatives Item 2

Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 24 Application Updates/Generation 25 Draft Application Discussion  

January 31, 2019  

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES:  DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:  NO ACTION  

SUMMARY:  The director of the Division of Charter School Administration will discuss updates regarding the Generation Twenty-Four Open-Enrollment Charter Application cycle, and receive input from the Committee on School Initiatives on the draft Generation Twenty-Five Open-Enrollment Charter School Application.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.110.

TEC, §12.110, requires an application form and process to be created and followed when awarding new charters.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED:  In June 2019 the committee and board will have an opportunity to review and take action or no action on the commissioner’s list of proposed Generation Twenty-Four Subchapter D Open-Enrollment Charter Schools scheduled to open in school year 2020-2021.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: The State Board of Education is engaged in an ongoing effort to remain abreast of the evolving state-educational landscape and prepare to address areas that are within its jurisdiction.  To that end, this item is for discussion of updates pertaining to the Generation Twenty-Four application, as well as input for the draft Generation Twenty-Five application.

Applications for the Open-Enrollment Charter School (also known as Subchapter D) Generation 24 cycle were due on Friday, January 4, 2019.  Twenty-nine applications were timely submitted on or before the deadline.

Public information concerning open-enrollment charter schools is available at the Charter Schools – Subchapter D Charters page of the Texas Education Agency’s website (https://tea.texas.gov/charterapp.aspx).  The Generation 24 application and required attachments are linked from that page.

Staff Members Responsible:
Martin Winchester, Deputy Commissioner, Educator and Systems Support
Joe Siedlecki, Associate Commissioner, System Support and Innovation
Heather Mauzé, Director, Charter School Administration

Attachment: 
Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation Twenty-Four Application Updates

Separate Exhibit:  Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation Twenty-Four Application