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Understanding Public Chapter 219: Public Charter School Commission

June 2019

Author: Tara Bergfeld

Legislative Recap

Public Chapter 219 (2019) transfers the duties of the State Board of Education as an appellate authorizer for
public charter schools to a new, nine-member state commission. The new law also makes several clarifications to
existing law and practice related to charter school authorizers and charter schools. This legislative recap answers
questions about changes made to the Public Charter Schools Act of 2002.