The Facts

  • For a campus charter to become operative in Texas, the votes of 50% of the parents of students at the school, as well as 50% of the teachers, are necessary.
  • Campus charters can be run semi-independently from its parent ISD, as well as from the state education system.
  • Unlike open-enrollment charters, there is no cap as to the number of such charters that could exist in Texas.


  • Change Sec. 12.052, Education Code to require a board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a homerule
  • school district to grant a campus charter or a program on a campus charter to the parents of a majority of students on the campus. 
  • Make the requirement that 50% of the teachers at a school approve the campus charter optional, rather than mandatory.