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Comprehensive Westlake Academy Charter Documents - 2022TOWN OF WESTLAKE WESTLAKE ACADEMY CHARTER INTRODUCTION In 2003, the Town of Westlake was granted an open-enrollment charter (the “Charter”) by the Texas Education Agency (“TEA”) to operate Westlake Academy Charter School, a Texas public school. Subsequently, the Town of Westlake’s open-enrollment charter was renewed by TEA in 2007 and again in 2016 for a ten-year term. School operations are governed by applicable federal and state law, rules adopted by the Texas Commissioner of Education for open-enrollment charter schools, local policies adopted by the charter holder, and the Charter contract. The contract between the Town of Westlake, as the Charter Holder, and TEA recognizes that the terms of the Charter are comprised from numerous sources that accumulate over time and include the following: the original Charter contract and subsequent renewals; applicable law or Administrative rule in effect, amended, enacted, or adopted during the term of the contract; the original Charter Application and subsequent renewal applications; any condition, amendment, modification, revision, or other change to the Charter adopted or ratified by the authorizing entity, including revisions based on contingency responses; and all statements, assurances, commitments, and representations by the Charter Holder in the original Charter Application and Renewal Application, attachments or related documents, to the extent consistent with the other aforementioned terms. There is no single document that exclusively describes the requirements for the operation of Westlake Academy Charter School. The following documents represent a historical collection of information submitted, revised, amended and/or approved by TEA for the operation of Westlake Academy Charter School. To the extent these documents include inconsistent or differing information, the most recent adopted and/or approved document controls. Over time, earlier documents or provisions may be superseded by amendments required or approved by TEA. Local policy, procedures and operations must be consistent with the most current Charter terms approved by TEA. Therefore, the information contained in the Charter document should not be taken out of context or reviewed as the sole source of direction from or authority granted by TEA to the Town of Westlake (as the Charter holder). Information may have changed or been updated as a result of each renewal, as the laws are amended through the legislative process, and new directives are given to Charter schools from the Texas Education Agency.