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 school appeal responsibilities will shift from the Tennessee State Board of Education to the Charter Commission on January 1, 2021. The authorization responsibilities will shift from the State Board of Education on July 1, 2021. Beginning in the 2021-2021 school year, the Charter Commission will serve as the charter school authorizer and LEA for the current State Board authorized charter schools as well as any additional charter schools that it may authorize in the future.