What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a type of public school. Charter schools provide education through a "charter," which is a type of contract granted by a chartering entity such as the commissioner of education, State Board of Education (SBOE), or the board of trustees of an independent school district.
Charter Home - Purpose and Definition
In 1995, Texas Education Code established a new type of public school, known as a charter school. Charter schools are subject to fewer state laws than other public schools with the idea of ensuring fiscal and academic accountability without undue regulation of instructional methods or pedagogical innovation. Like school districts, charter schools are monitored and accredited by the state.
According to the Texas Education Code, the purposes of charter schools are to:
- improve student learning;
- increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system;
- create professional opportunities that will attract new teachers to the public school system;
- establish a new form of accountability for public schools; and
- encourage different and innovative learning methods.
Coming to ESC Region 11 August 6, 2020!
ESC Region 11 will be hosting a one-day conference specifically designed for CHARTER SCHOOLS! This professional development opportunity will be jam-packed with successful key practices in the areas of high-performing faculty and staff, data-driven instruction, strong instructional leadership, and so much more.
Save the date and incorporate this day into your back-to-school professional development for you entire charter school learning community! For more information, clink on the link below.
Connect! Network! Learn! - Newsletter
Get all your charter school information in the smore link below! Find professional development opportunities, charter school meetings, guides to statutory trainings, and future plans for servicing charter schools - all provided by ESC Region 11 staff.
Charter Newsletter LINK!
2019-2021 School Safety and Security Grant Application is NOW AVAILABLE!
Allocations for eligible applicants are available and can be viewed on the TEA Grant Opportunities page.
Application Due Date: Eligible applicants must apply by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, January 22, 2020.
Visit the TEA Grants Opportunities page for more detailed information and contact information for questions concerning this grant opportunity.
Do you have questions about the significant changes to the Charter School Performance Framework (CSPF)?
HERE you will find the powerpoint presentation by TEA's Jeff Koch, Charter Quality and Accountability Administrator. Mr. Koch spoke about those changes and how they affect your charter schools.
Questions about the Annual Governance Reporting Form for Charter Schools?
The link above will take you directly to TEA's page that contains information about the Annual Governance Reporting Form as well as training for board members and officers!
January 8 - TASA meeting at ESC Region 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
January 11 - New Charter School Board Member training - Day 1 at ESC Region 11
January 18 - New Charter School Board Member training - Day 2 at ESC Region 11
January 24 -"Library iCon" Library Resources Conference at ESC Region 11, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
January 27 - TASA Midwinter Conference begins, Austin
January 28 - ESC Region 11 Midwinter Breakfast, Hilton Hotel, Austin
February 4 - Superintendent Cluster Meeting at ESC Region 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 5 - Superintendent Cluster Meeting at Valley View High Schoool, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 5 - College, Career, & Military Fair at ESC Region 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 6 - Superintendent Cluster Meeting at Peaster ISD Administration Building, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 18 - Superintendent Cluster Meeting at Santo ISD Administration Building, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 20 - "InSight" Instructional Leaders Advisory Meeting at ESC Region 11
February 20 - Superintendent Cluster Meeting at Cleburn ISD Administration Building, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
March 4 - TASA meeting at ESC Region 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
April 1 - TASA meeting at ESC Region 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
April 7 - "Stop the Bleed" trainings at ESC Region 11, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and Noon -2:00 p.m.
April 16 - Denton County Counselor Cluster, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
May 6 - TASA meeting at ESC Region 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
June 11 - InSight, Instructional Leaders Advisory Meeting at ESC Region 11
August 6 - Charter School Conference: The Power of Partnerships at ESC Region 11, Time - TBD