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Charter Schools - Amendments

This page covers the process for submitting substantive charter amendments. A substantive amendment is any change to the terms of an open-enrollment charter. See §100.1033(c) Substantive Amendment, 19 TAC Chapter 100 for more information.

Substantive amendments include:

Also included on this page is the Campus Number Request Form.

Expansion Amendments

February 1, 2013, was the deadline for all expansion amendment requests for the 2013-2014 school year.

An expansion amendment is a substantive amendment that permits a charter school to:

See §100.1033(c)(5) Expansion Amendment, 19 TAC Chapter 100 for more information.

More Resources

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

New School Amendments (New School Designation) 

The application deadline for New School Amendments was December 16, 2013. 

A New School Amendment is an expansion amendment used to add another campus under an existing charter. This amendment is different from an Additional Site Expansion. The commissioner may only award the New School Amendment to a high-performing charter. Charters that receive a New School Designation may take part in the Charter School Program Start-Up Grant, whenever federal funding for the Texas charter school program is available. If your charter qualifies, submit an Application for New School Designation (PDF, 32 KB). For help with this process, please see the New School Designation Presentation (PDF, 73 KB).

For more information, see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Section 5202(d)(1) and §100.1033(c)(6) New School Amendment, 19 TAC Chapter 100

Non-Expansion Amendments 

Non-expansion amendments are also substantive amendments. Non-expansion amendments change the terms of an open-enrollment charter that relate to:

  • school name,
  • charter holder name,
  • charter holder governance,
  • articles of incorporation,
  • corporate bylaws,
  • management company,
  • admission policy, or
  • the educational program of the school.

As long as the amendment does NOT involve expansion, a non-expansion amendment may also relate to:

  • grade levels,
  • maximum enrollment,
  • geographic boundaries, and
  • approved sites

For instance, a charter holder board would need to submit a non-expansion amendment to return a site.

    Charter Amendment Request Form - Non-Expansion (PDF, 113 KB)  

Campus Number Request Form

Charter schools must submit an amendment request to add a new campus, to merge campuses, or to separate campuses before requesting a campus number. Submit the Campus Number Request Form (PDF, 413 KB) to the attention of

Valerie Anderson
Texas Education Agency
Division of Charter School Administration
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Fax: 512-463-9732
Email: or  

Submit campus number changes for the current year by Oct. 1 to ensure time for processing by the PEIMS fall snapshot date. This policy does not apply to new active campuses opening mid-year or to campuses under construction.

For questions about campus number assignments, email or call (512)463-9809.


If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact the Division of Charter School Administration

Division of Charter School Administration
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9575 

Page last modified on 8/25/2014 04:29:21 PM.