Charter Schools - Regulations

The following links contain information on the laws, rules and resources for charter schools.  This includes, but is not limited to, the Texas Education Code (TEC) (outside source), Texas Administrative Code (TAC), and federal laws that are applicable to charter schools.

Texas Education Code, Chapter 12

Charter school administrators should become familiar with the laws that apply to charter schools.  Chapter 12 of the TEC (outside source) discusses many, but not all, charter school issues.  Subchapter D of Chapter 12 is specific to open-enrollment charter schools; Subchapter E of Chapter 12 is specific to university charter schools.

Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 100

The TAC contains rules adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the commissioner of education.  The SBOE and the commissioner of education may adopt new rules or amendments to existing rules.  Title 19 TAC, Chapter 100 is the primary source of rules that apply to open-enrollment charter schools.

Other Laws, Rules, and Guidance

These sources relate to other laws, rules, and guidance that affect charter schools, including federal laws and special education policies.