January 2020 Committee on School Initiatives Item 4

Open-Enrollment Charter School Updates on the Generation 25 and Generation 26 Applications 

January 30, 2020

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

SUMMARY:  The director of the Division of Charter School Administration will present to the Committee on School Initiatives updates on the Generation 25 and Generation 26 Open-Enrollment Charter School Application process.
 
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.110.

 TEC, §12.110 describes the charter school application process.

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

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: In 2020 the committee and board will have an opportunity to review and take action or no action on the commissioner’s list of proposed Generation 25 Subchapter D Open-Enrollment Charter Schools scheduled to open in school year 2021-2022. 

In 2021 the committee and board will have an opportunity to review and take action or no action on the commissioner’s list of proposed Generation 26 Subchapter D Open-Enrollment Charter Schools scheduled to open in school year 2022-2023. 

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 to prepare to address areas that are within its jurisdiction.  To that end this item is for discussion of updates pertaining to the Generation 25 application, which was due on January 21, 2020, and the Generation 26 application, which  will be developed. 

Staff Members Responsible:
Kelvey Oeser, Deputy Commissioner, Educator and Systems Support
Joe Siedlecki, Associate Commissioner, Charters and Innovations    
Heather Mauzé, Director, Charter School Administration

Attachment:                  Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 25 Application Timeline