Charter School - Amendments

Contacts for Amendment Requests

Each portfolio coordinator is assigned a portion of the state's charter portfolio and serves as the primary point of contact for their assigned schools when processing amendments and renewal applications. 

Portfolio Coordinator Charter School Assignment Large File Submission
Jeff Koch
Jeffrey.Koch@tea.texas.gov
A-D charter schools;
Texas College Preparatory Academy, Premier High Schools
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Mercedes Coleman
Mercedes.Coleman@tea.texas.gov

E-L charter schools;
KIPP Texas Public Schools, BASIS Texas
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TBD - For questions, contact Bruce.Marchand@tea.texas.gov

M-So charter schools;
Harmony Public Schools
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Laurie McIntyre
Laurie.McIntyre@tea.texas.gov
Sp-Z schools; 
Great Hearts Texas, International Leadership of Texas, Uplift Education
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Please submit all amendments through the electronic form submission links below.

Expansion Amendments

A charter holder may submit a request for approval for an expansion amendment up to 18 months before the date on which the expansion will be effective.  A request for approval of an expansion amendment does not obligate the charter holder to complete the proposed expansion.

An expansion amendment is an amendment that permits a charter school to:
  • 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.  

Expansion Form Link (outside source)

Expansion Form copy PDF versions of the electronic forms are provided for information purposes only. Please use the electronic version of the form to submit information.

Non-Expansion Amendments

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;
  • grade levels;
  • maximum enrollment;
  • geographic boundaries;
  • approved sites.

Non-Expansion Form Link (outside source)

Non-Expansion Form copy PDF versions of the electronic forms are provided for information purposes only. Please use the electronic version of the form to submit information.

High-Quality Campus Designation

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 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. To submit a request for a High-Quality Designation, use the Non-Expansion Form Link.

Charter School Updates

Charter schools can use the new All-In-One Form to update AskTED information, request a campus number, verify information about a new campus, update governance information, and update other charter information that does not require an amendment. 

All-In-One Form Link (outside source)

All-In-One Form copy PDF versions of the electronic forms are provided for information purposes only. Please use the electronic version of the form to submit information.

Resources

The following links include more forms and documents used when submitting amendments:


If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact your portfolio coordinator or email us at CharterAmendments@tea.texas.gov or by phone (512) 463-9575.