April 2016 Committee on School Initiatives Item 7

Charter School Updates

April 7, 2016

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY:
The director of the Charter School Administration Division will present to the committee any updates on the timeline for the Generation Twenty-One Open-Enrollment Charter School Application.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The discussion, as proposed, constitutes recurring updates from the director of the Charter School Administration Division related to the charter school application timeline.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The State Board of Education is engaged in an ongoing effort to remain abreast of the evolving state-educational landscape and prepare to address areas that are within its jurisdiction.

FISCAL IMPACT: Not applicable.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: Texas Open-Enrollment Charter Schools institute viable avenues for community restructuring, flexibility, innovative instruction, and school-choice among parents and students. As such, all subsequent growth of the State’s charter portfolio should deliver high-quality educational opportunities to a variety of communities throughout Texas.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Not applicable.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Not applicable.

Staff Members Responsible:
Sally Partridge, Associate Commissioner
Accreditation and School Improvement

Heather Mauzé, Director
Charter School Administration