Charter Schools - Laws
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
Page last modified on 3/7/2011.