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January 2021 Committee on School Initiatives Item 2

Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 26 Application Updates

January 28, 2021


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

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101.

TEC, §12.101 requires the commissioner to notify the State Board of Education (SBOE) of each charter the commissioner proposes to grant. Unless, before the 90th day after the date on which the board receives the notice from the commissioner, a majority of the members of the board present and voting vote against the grant of that charter, the commissioner's proposal to grant the charter takes effect.

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

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED:  Following the conclusion of the application cycle, the board will have an opportunity to review and take action or no action on the commissioner’s list of proposed Generation Twenty-Six Subchapter D Open-Enrollment Charter Schools.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: The SBOE 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. To that end, this item is for discussion of updates pertaining to the Generation Twenty-Six application.

Public information concerning open-enrollment charter schools is available at the division of Charter Schools – Subchapter D Charters page found on the Texas Education Agency’s website ( When complete, the Generation Twenty-Six application and required attachments will be available on that page.

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