Report of Commissioner of Education Action
on Amendments to and Renewals of Open-Enrollment Charters
January 23, 2009
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: INFORMATION
SUMMARY: This item lists charter school amendments and renewals that were acted upon by the commissioner of education between October 1, 2008 and November 30, 2008.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: From 1995 until September 1, 2001, amendments to and renewals of charters were acted upon by the State Board of Education. However, House Bill 6, 77th Texas Legislature, 2001, transferred these responsibilities to the commissioner of education.
FISCAL IMPACT: A fiscal impact is likely for a local school district as a result of any increased enrollment or additional grade levels served at an area charter school or the addition of campuses to an existing charter. The decrease in state revenue to a local district would occur as state funds follow students to charter schools.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Open-enrollment charter schools are subject to the public school accountability system under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapters B, C, D, and G.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Members Responsible:
Ray Glynn, Deputy Commissioner
School District Leadership and Educator Quality
Laura Taylor, Acting Associate Commissioner
Mary Perry, Director
Charter School Administration
Charter School Amendments and Renewals: Action from October 1, 2008 through November 30, 2008