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Texas State Board of Education approves 5 new charter schools

The state now has five new open-enrollment charter schools.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, the State Board of Education granted final approval for five public charter schools in Texas.

Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath last month advised members of the State Board of Education of his approval of eight new charter schools. Five of those got the board's final approval.

The approval was the final step in the state’s charter application process to allow them to begin operating in Texas for the 2021-22 school year once any contingencies are met.

The five new schools are:

  • Brillante Academy (McAllen);
  • Doral Academy of Texas (Buda);
  • Learn4Life-Austin (Austin);
  • Prelude Preparatory Charter School (San Antonio);
  • Royal Public Schools (San Antonio).

The board discussed the decisions in its meeting on Sept. 10 and took action on those five schools. If contracts are signed, the state will have five new open-enrollment charter schools.

The State Board of Education has the power to veto any new charter approved by the commissioner within 90 days of the commissioner’s decision.

For more information, visit the Texas Education Agency website.

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