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
December 06, 2013
The GED Event testing session that was to be held Saturday and Sunday at Fannin Elementary School in the Dallas Independent School District has been canceled due to inclement weather. Test takers wishing to schedule a testing session may visit Online Test Center Locator Service to locate the nearest test center at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/locate-a-testing-center or by call 1-800-626-9433 (800-62-MY GED).
December 03, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education AgencyOffice of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.
December 03, 2013
The newly published 2014 Texas School Law Bulletin is available for purchase. The Bulletin is current through the 83rd Legislative Regular and Special Sessions. The cost is $65 per copy. The cost per copy for non-profit institutions is $60. The Texas Education Agency accepts purchase orders from Texas educational institutions and government agencies only. Checks or purchase orders should be made out to the Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494. Customers may also purchase a copy of the Bulletin by contacting contact Ruth Ann Palm at (512) 463-9744 or by email at email@example.com.
November 22, 2013
Three Generation 18 charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state's application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2014-2015 school year.