Charter Schools - Governance
This page contains information about board member and officer training and the Annual Governance Reporting Form.
Board Member and Officer Training
The requirements for charter holder board member and school officer training can be found in Texas Education Code (TEC) §12.123 and in Commissioner's Rules.
Annual Governance Reporting Form
An October 29, 2012 “To the Charter School Administrator Addressed” letter, with the subject heading of “2012-2013 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools Fingerprinting Assurance Clarification” (PDF, 49 KB)
has been posted. This letter clarifies information regarding fingerprinting requirements stated in the September 27, 2012 “To the Charter School Administrator Addressed” letter and in the automated annual governance reporting form that is to be submitted to the agency no later than November 1, 2012
through the automated Charter School Tracking System (CSTS) application available through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL).
The presentation (PDF, 930 KB)
from the webinar on October 16, 2012 is now available. The presentation provides detailed instructions for submission of governance information through the Charter School Tracking System.
Beginning in 2012-2013, the Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools must be submitted electronically through the Charter School Tracking System (CSTS) and will no longer be accepted in paper format. The CSTS application will only be available through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL). Information about applying for a TEAL account can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147505323.
Once you have a TEAL account, you will be able to request access to CSTS. Each charter school is required to establish two individual/separate TEAL accounts, one individual account for the Charter Data Entry User role to enter the required information and one individual account for the Charter Approver role for the superintendent to approve and submit the forms to the TEA. CSTS is now available for charters to enter and submit their governance information.
More information and instructions may be found in the To the Charter School Administrator Addressed letter posted on September 27, 2012.
Should you have questions pertaining to the 2012-2013 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, please contact Kathryn Jones by phone at (512) 463-9575, Ext. 3, or via email at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact the Division of Charter School Administration at (512) 463-9575.
Division of Charter School Administration
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9575
Page last modified on 10/29/2012.