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Rule 40901: Charter Schools

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40000: Academic Issues

Date Approved

Date Last Amended

Office(s) Responsible for Rule

Office of Academic Affairs

1.  Title

Charter Schools

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  Conditions for Starting a Charter School.   Upon a finding by the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs that a proposed application to operate a charter school as authorized by Texas Education Code, Chapter 12 meets requirements of State law and furthers the institutional mission, an institution may apply to the State Board of Education to operate a charter school. Charter school operations will adhere to all applicable provisions of State law including the Texas Public Information Act.

Sec. 2  Oversight.   The oversight and supervision of charter schools is delegated to the appropriate institutional president.

Sec. 3  Advisory Council.   A board or council may be appointed by the president to advise him or her on operation of the charter school. The board or council will comply with all provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act applicable to a school district board of trustees.

3.  Definitions


4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

Texas Education Code Section 12.101 – Authorization of Open-Enrollment Charter School
Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 – Open Meetings
Texas Government Code, Chapter 552 – Public Information

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 


6.  Who Should Know 


7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of Academic Affairs

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

Regents’ Rules Revision History

9.  Contact Information 

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