About Us

The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission was created by Public Chapter 219 of the 111th General Assembly. The Charter Commission was established to hear new start, revocation, and renewal charter school appeals from across the state and to serve as an authorizer to any charter schools that it authorizes upon appeal. The Charter Commission took over charter school appeal responsibilities from the Tennessee State Board of Education on January 1, 2021. On July 1, 2021, the Commission assumed the authorization responsibilities from the State Board of Education. Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the Charter Commission will serve as the charter school authorizer and LEA for four authorized charter schools, as well as any additional charter schools that it may authorize in the future.