School Operations Resource Center

Operational Services

 

The TCSA Vendor Member Gallery is a vendor referral system.  The Vendor Member Gallery 1) builds a community of vendors that support and cater to charter schools, and 2) compiles referral information on school resources in one place, saving valuable time for busy charter school operators.  With the exception of Preferred Vendor Members, TCSA does not endorse or recommend any particular vendor member to charter schools.  TCSA Vendor Members are listed by industry.   Visit their websites by clicking on their respective logos.  

TCSA continues its pursuit of innovative vendor members that provide quality services and products to charter schools. See the benefits of becoming a Vendor Member and join the charter community today!

Operational Services Vendor Members

CDW-G, the public sector subsidiary of CDW, is a leading provider of technology solutions to K-12 schools. Dedicated account managers help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company's solution architects offer expertise designing customized solutions, while our advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops and printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing.

Kathryn Haran
Sales Manager K12
Toll Free: 866-339-5674
Direct: 312-705-9030
Fax: 312-705-9130
Email: kathlin@cdw.com

TCSA Electricity Pool - Leverage your purchasing power with member charters and cap electricity rates for up to five years with the TCSA Electricity Pool. 
 
TCSA brings contract language and discounted rates (previously available only to large school districts) to our members.  TCSA conducted a rigorous RFQ process and selected the following firms to compete to offer your school the best contracts at the lowest price:  Constellation Energy, Gexa Energy, Mid American Energy, Reliant Energy and TriEagle Energy.
- Unlimited Swing (No Set Usage to Meet)
- Contract Protection for Your School
- Lowest Pricing with No Hidden Fees
- Flexible Allowance to Add and/or Delete Meters
 
To Participate:
1. Complete and Sign Letter of Authorization
(This allows us to obtain your school's electricity usage) 
2. Provide Your Most Recent Electricity Bill(s) (or a list of your ESI IDs)
3. Provide a Copy of Your Current Electricity Contract (if applicable)
4. Forward all documents to:
Brian Levy at blevy@txcharterschools.org or fax to 512.584.8492
Practically Perfect...WebSmart by JR3 was designed to provide Texas Charter Schools software tools required to operate in today's challenging education environment. From its inception of being a Web Based product with no hardware involvement, to its robust feature set that reduces clerical burden to its seamless TEA submissions, it's all there. WebSmart is simple to use, cutting edge software backed by 24/7 support from Texas School people familiar in all area of school operations. With WebSmart focus on the Charter environment, modification and customization are not only possible, they're inevitable. From WebSmart to iCap Digital Records Management JR3 is keeping pace with tomorrow's technology and today's Charter movement in Texas.
 
For more information, contact David Hankins at (254) 715-7616 or dhankins@jr3online.com
The TCSA Insurance Program is designed to provide schools with adequate coverage to manage legal risks at a competitive price. Your school will save money by leveraging your purchasing power with other Texas schools. We have gone through a rigorous selection process (RFP) to create a team of insurance companies that not only understand charter schools, but have customized programs aimed directly at charter school needs.
  • Property & Casualty
  • Directors and Officers Legal Liability
  • Workmen's Compensation
  • Major Medical
  • Supplemental Health
For more information contact Eric Smith at 210-249-2396 or esmith@worthmsa.com
 

 

Gold Level Vendor Members

Charter School Management Corporation is the largest provider of back office services to charter schools. Our dedicated staff supports over 150 charter schools throughout the country. The size and breadth of expertise that CSMC possesses allows our team to provide charter schools with a level of support much greater than what they often can provide on their own.  
 
CSMC is driven by the principle that charter school leaders should be able to spend more time and money focusing on educating students. Our staff expertise lies in key school operational areas such as:
- financial back office services
- charter school development
- student information systems
- compliance and grant reports
- human resources and payroll
 
Frost offers a full range of taxable/tax-exempt credit and leasing products, investment and brokerage services, insurance products, treasury management and investment banking services.
 
 
Maxim Staffing Solutions, a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., is a nationwide leader in medical and administrative staffing. With more than 20 years of staffing experience, we provide student healthcare and school nursing services for many of the major school systems in the the nation. In addition to our existing line of short- and long-term RNs, LPNs/LVNs, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists, we also offer classroom assistance to help children with special needs. Our goal is to supply experienced, professional nursing staff to deliver the care and oversight your students need.

www.maximstaffing.com

NextEra Energy Solutions assists schools districts reduce their total cost of operation through facility renovations and energy conservation. These efforts are often achieved with no additional expense to the district.

www.nexteraenergy.com

 

Preferred Meals Company is a unique provider of a nutritious turn key breakfast and lunch meal program that offers nutritional meal planning, equipment, multiple food options, manufacturing, and distribution for your school system. Our company aims to simplify its customer food service operation through the expertise of foodservice professionals who can provide fully prepared, nutritious, individually packaged, portion controlled meals. Preferred Meals offers a comprehensive, cost-effective solution with a fixed price, attractive in these days of tightening budgets. Preferred Meals is always looking for ways to offer variety and choices in its menu to meet the expectations of children.

Stephen Hernandez
281-475-7200
16 Painted Sunset
The Woodlands, TX 77380 

Our mission is to dramatically strengthen charter school governance nationwide. The High Bar supports boards in every stage of development through an annual High Bar membership. Our unique membership program guides charter school boards through a rapid improvement process that combines a web-based tool called BoardOnTrack and expert customized coaching. Having worked with more charter school boards than anyone else in the country, we are uniquely positioned to help you take your governance game to the next level. To learn more, visit:

 

www.reachthehighbar.com

 

 

Vendor Members

To help professionals within the education market plan and secure a financially successful retirement.

 Retirement questions? Call Dick Backus, 469.628.8655 or Blake Zaal, 214.597.0415.
 
Charter School Success serves to provide the services, training, and competencies to mobilize all available resources and raise every charter school business office to a MODEL status. 90% of all Charter closures are due to an underperforming Business Office, not underperforming students. Successful charter schools are made up of: Model Business Operations + Stellar Academics = Charter School Success. Want to be a MODEL Charter School Business Office? We provide services for the financial and accounting functions, as well as workshop and webinars on specific topics. We help new charters and existing charters. Check out the certification program (CSBOC) that guarantees to raise your charter school business office to a MODEL office.
 

Cornerstone is a Human Capital Talent Management Software System supporting education organizations in Recruitment (Applicant Tracking, Pre-Employment Assessment, Video Interviewing, Job Boards, Unlimited Career Pages, Skill and Competency Alignment, Ratings), Individualized and Differentiated Development (Evaluation, Observation, Formal, Informal Professional Development & Online Professional Learning Communities), Rewarding (Career Path Development, Badges, Recognition, Performance Based Pay) and Retention (Succession Planning, Engagement, Career Pathing).

Available Modular or as a full site.

We support a single code base for our platform and all clients (regardless of size) are able to utilize the same platform features and capabilities as KIPP Public Charters, Green Dot Public Schools, Tennessee Department of Education's Achievement School District, Teach for America, New Leaders and others.

www.csod.com/k12


Regions Insurance has the market access, experience and in-depth knowledge to ensure your school is provided with the most appropriate coverages. Get the coverage you need to sustain and grow your school. With access to a wide selection of P&C and Employee benefits products, we provide you with the confidence to pursue your school objectives.
- Business Interruption
- Flood/Earthquake
- Workers Compensation
- Automobile, Umbrella/Excess
- Educators liability/Executive Risk: directors & officers.
 
Whether you're looking for a competitive analysis of your company's employee benefits plan, a redesign of your plan structure, creative ideas in solving your HR issues or for innovative employee training programs, Regions Insurance offers proven solutions to help you demonstrate to your workforce that they matter. For more information contact Joffrey Clark at  501.661.4875 or Joffrey.clark@regions.com.
 

Sodexo supports students engagement and improves the Quality of Life for the entire Schools community. By focusing on Quality of Life services, we reinforce the overall experience of a student's educational journey. From nutritious school meals to clean classrooms to safe playgrounds and more, Sodexo enhances every student's ability to learn and grow. For more information, please visit

www.sodexoUSA.com

 

 

For more information, please contact Brian Levy at blevy@txcharterschools.org or call 512.584.8272.