AUSTIN – Four Generation Twenty-Three charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state’s charter application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2019-2020 school year once any contingencies are met.
The four are:
- Bloom Academy Charter School (Houston)
- Elementary School for Education Innovation (Lubbock)
- Promesa Academy Charter School (San Antonio)
- Rêve Preparatory Charter School (Houston)
Under Senate Bill 2 passed in 2013 by the 83rd Texas Legislature, the Commissioner of Education is given the authority to grant new open-enrollment charters in Texas and must notify the State Board of Education of those that are approved. A majority of the state board members present and voting may veto any new charter approved by the Commissioner within 90 days of the Commissioner’s decision.
During its June 15th meeting in Austin, state board members voted to take no action on any of the four charter schools proposed by the Commissioner in May. Once contracts are signed with these four entities, the state will have 185 charter schools.
To learn more about open-enrollment charter schools in Texas and the application process, visit the Texas Education Agency website at http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/Charter_Schools/.
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