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April 2020 Committee on School Initiatives Item 3

Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 25 Application Updates

April 16, 2020


SUMMARY:  The director of the Division of Charter School Administration will discuss updates regarding the Generation Twenty-Five Open-Enrollment Charter Application cycle.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.110.

TEC, §12.110 describes the charter school application process.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED:  In September 2020, the committee and board will have an opportunity to review and take action or no action on the commissioner’s list of proposed Generation Twenty-Five, Subchapter D, Open-Enrollment Charter Schools scheduled to open in school year 2021-2022.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Applications for the current Open-Enrollment Charter School (also known as Subchapter D) application cycle were due on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  Twenty-two full applications were submitted by the deadline.  All applications were reviewed for completeness; 16 applications were deemed complete and have advanced to external review. 

Public information concerning open-enrollment charter schools is available on the Texas Education Agency website at the Charter Schools webpage -  The Generation Twenty-Five application and required attachments are linked from that page. 

Staff Members Responsible:
Kelvey Oeser, Deputy Commissioner, Educator and Systems Support
Joe Siedlecki, Associate Commissioner, Charters and Innovations    
Heather Mauzé, Director, Charter School Authorizing and Administration

Separate Exhibit:  

Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation Twenty-Five Application