It is important for charter school administrators to become familiar with the laws that apply to charter schools. Chapter 12 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) discusses many, but not all, charter schools issues. Subchapter D of Chapter 12 specifically applies to open-enrollment charter schools.
Another important resource is the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The rules adopted by the SBOE and the Commissioner of Education are part of a larger body of state agency rules that are collected and published by the Office of the Secretary of State as the TAC. SBOE and commissioner's rules are codified in Title 19, Part II, of the TAC. 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 applicable to open-enrollment charter schools.
The Texas School Law Bulletin, published every two years after the legislative session, includes the education code as well as other pertinent laws that impact the operation of schools. After the initial free distribution of the bulletin to offices of school districts, a limited number of additional copies are available for purchase from the TEA Publications Distribution Office. The Publication Distribution Office can be reached at (512) 463-9744.
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
May 21, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced he has approved a proposal presented to the Texas Education Agency in a memorandum of understanding that establishes an academic partnership between the Premont Independent School District and Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
May 20, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today joined representatives of Think Through Math (TTM), a Web-based math program, at a ceremony presenting a check for $11,367 to the American Red Cross West, Texas Relief Fund.
April 30, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced today that he will attend the first formal meeting of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) board of managers. The meeting, which will include an official swearing-in ceremony and selection of board officers, will take place on Tuesday, May 7, in El Paso.
April 24, 2013
Commissioner Michael L. Williams today met with administrators, educators and students in the West Independent School District to assess the district’s needs for the remainder of the school year. West ISD began classes this week following a tragic explosion that devastated the community on April 17.