Certain open-enrollment charter schools may be entitled to additional funding if they meet the criteria for a significant expansion of enrollment.  Schools must first be receiving money under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) to be eligible for the additional funding.  The criteria for significant expansion is different for ESSA and IDEA.  To get extra funding under ESSA a charter school must have a minimum total student enrollment of 150 and at least a 50% increase in the ages 5–17 student enrollment from previously-reported student counts.  To get extra funding under IDEA a charter school must have a minimum total student enrollment of 50 and at least a 50% increase in the total student enrollment from previously-reported student count.  To receive funding for the 2019-2020 school year, schools must submit a certified submission by November 1, 2019.

To learn more and to submit your request for additional funding, please see TEA’s website, or reach out to Bruce Marchand, Vice President of Membership Services, at bmarchand@txcharterschools.org.