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SB 2 mandatory revocation of ETX school to proceed

SB 2 mandatory revocation of ETX school to proceed
The School Yard

POSTED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 1:19pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 3:01pm

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has notified a Tyler open-enrollment charter school that the revocation process of their charter – established under Senate Bill 2 – will continue.

Azleway Charter School has met the legislative criteria for mandatory revocation under legislation passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature.

Senate Bill 2 requires mandatory revocation of a charter by the Commissioner of Education if a charter holder has failed to meet academic or financial accountability performance ratings for the three preceding school years. Failure can include three years in one specific area (academic or financial), or any combination of the two.

For the purposes of revocation, the initial three school years where academic performance ratings were considered included 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2012-2013. The school years where financial performance ratings were considered included 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

Azleway received notice of revocation from TEA in December. Each school subsequently submitted a request for an informal review regarding the decision to revoke. Informal reviews were conducted, and the six schools were notified that the decision to revoke has been upheld.

The revocation 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 would be effective June 30, 2014.

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