Committee on School Initiatives refers BASIS and Great Hearts charter applications to full board

State Board of Education SBOE Committee on School Initiatives Great Hearts BASIS Texas Education Agency charter schools Texas

This afternoon, the State Board of Education’s Committee on School Initiatives voted to refer the Great Hearts and BASIS charter applications to the full board. (More information: webcastagenda; my earlier post about all the applicants.)

On the BASIS application, the committee voted unanimously in favor (5-0). On the Great Hearts application, the committee voted 4-1 in favor. Mavis Knight voted against Great Hearts; she also tried to amend their application to prevent them from opening a campus in Dallas within the next three years.

On November 16, the State Board of Education will hold a General Meeting. No agenda is posted yet.

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