As a founding board member of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA), I have been passionate about this organization since its inception. TCSA’s mission is to improve student achievement in Texas by advocating for and strengthening a diverse set of high quality charter schools. I’m thrilled to be a part of this mission both in my capacity as the CEO of ResponsiveED and now as the Interim CEO of TCSA.

I made a commitment to TCSA’s Board and to you to serve as the Interim CEO while the Search Committee conducts a national search for a permanent CEO. I want to assure you that my aim includes supporting and strengthening the good work already happening at public charter schools by providing continuity of services at TCSA and transparency in our efforts.

The future is bright for charter schools in this state and for the association. Last year, there were nearly 273,000 students at 675 public charter school campuses across the state and we continue to see growth in enrollment and campuses. Texas families want options within public education to meet the needs of their children, and these options come in various forms such as college preparatory charters, charters at residential treatment centers, STEM-focused campuses, and dropout recovery models. Public charter schools are meeting their promise by providing innovation in education and offering flexibility in the classroom.

While there is tremendous diversity in the scope, size, and mission of our public charter schools, we must work together as one voice to represent our sector and achieve our common goals. Whether we’re advocating for charter-friendly policies at the state capitol or sharing best practices through continuing education and training, we’re more effective as one body.

That’s why I encourage you to either join or renew your membership with TCSA today.

TCSA members receive:
• Representation with the Texas Legislature, Texas Education Agency and State Board of Education.
• Discounted legal products including model board policies, Student Code of Conduct, and a Personnel Handbook
• Access to the Learning Zone, TCSA’s robust online training portal, and discounted registration rates for the Texas Charter Schools Conference
• Legal information and advice, as well as updates and alerts on specific matters pertaining to charter schools
• Tools to engage parents on advocacy efforts with the Texas Legislature
• Access to a growing market of solution providers and strategically-aligned partnerships with negotiated pricing and contract terms
• Resources and advice for navigating TEA requirements for your school’s growth and expansion

Please, take this time to renew or begin a membership with TCSA. Add your voice to the conversation and ensure the charter movement continues to grow and succeed.

HOW TO JOIN OR RENEW:
Step 1: Login to the Quality Member Portal
Applications will be completed in the Quality Member Portal. Once logged in, click the ‘Membership’ tab at the top. Please click here if you have forgotten your password.

Step 2: Complete the 2018 Online Membership Application
Upon submission of the online application, an invoice will be automatically generated and sent directly to the accounting contact email listed on the application.

Step 3: Remit your Membership Dues to:
Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA)
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 930
Austin, TX 78701

If you have questions about the membership process, please contact Nadia Luna.

Thank you for your continued support of charter schools in the great state of Texas.