Proposed Award of Residential Treatment Facility Charter
January 15, 2010
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: This item provides the board an opportunity to approve the operation of a residential treatment facility charter as established by HB 3689 in Texas Human Resources Code.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: Prior to each charter school award cycle, the SBOE has adopted guidelines and an application document establishing the contents of the application and the criteria by which charter schools would be awarded to eligible entities. During the September 2009 meeting, the State Board of Education approved the Residential Treatment Facility Charter Guidelines and Application by unanimous consent.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Recently, HB 3689 was passed during the 81st legislative session allowing a residential treatment facility to be awarded a charter under Human Resources Code, Subchapter C, Chapter 141.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: Charter schools provide avenues for local restructuring, flexibility, and innovation. Significant public interest exists in the process of applying for charter schools.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED:
Approval of the operation of a residential treatment facility charter.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Members Responsible:
Ray Glynn, Deputy Commissioner
School District Leadership and Educator Quality
Laura Taylor, Associate Commissioner
Mary Perry, Director
Charter School Administration