Six open-enrollment schools to lose charter

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Education Agency will continue to revoke the charters of six open-enrollment charter schools.

If a school fails to meet academic or financial accountability performance ratings for three years in a row, in one specific area or any combination of the two, Senate Bill 2 allows their charter to be revoked. The six schools whose charter will be revoked are:

  • American Youthworks (Austin)
  • Azleway Charter School (Tyler)
  • Honors Academy (Farmers Branch)
  • Jamie’s House Charter School (Houston)
  • Koinonia Community Learning Academy (Houston)
  • Richard Milburn Academy (Suburban Houston Campus)

The first three years academic performance was considered were 2009 to 2010, 2010 to 2011, and 2012 to 2013. The school years where financial performance ratings were considered were 2010 to 2011, 2011 to 2012, and 2012 to 2013. The six school received notice of revocation from TEA in December. Each school then submitted a request for an informal review regarding the decision to revoke. Informal reviews were conducted, and the six schools were notified they would continue with the decision to revoke their charters.

The six revocations will now be sent to the State Office of Administrative Hearings for a final hearing. The decision of the administrative judge will be final and cannot be appealed. If upheld by an administrative judge, revocation for all six would be effective June 30, 2014.

 

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