November 2018 Committee on School Initiatives Item 2

Charter School Open-Enrollment Application Update

November 15, 2018

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-Four 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 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.

ALTERNATIVES:
Not applicable.

Staff Members Responsible:
Martin Winchester, Deputy Commissioner
Educator Systems and Support

Joe Siedlecki, Associate Commissioner
School Improvement, Innovation, and Charter Schools

Heather Mauzé, Director
Charter School Administration

Attachment:  Statutory Citations

Separate Exhibits:  Generation Twenty-Four Open-Enrollment Charter Application