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

For over 155 years, AXA has been helping clients build their financial futures. Today, we are one of the nation's leading providers of annuities, life insurance, and related financial services. We remain focused on helping clients address long-term goals by continuing to develop innovative products and services.

AXA understands the challenges in preparing for retirement and we are committed to helping individuals through every stage of life. Whether our clients are beginning their career, changing jobs, or nearing retirement, they can count on AXA to be their retirement planning partner. Our employer-sponsored division in particular, is dedicated to providing plan sponsors & participants with competitive retirement plan products, unsurpassed education, service and support.

www.axa.com

BB&T Capital Markets Education Finance Group provides comprehensive capital structure planning and execution for charter schools as well as public and private colleges and universities, student housing facilities, and private secondary schools. With the resources of one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, we help our clients navigate challenging financial markets while providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure their long-term success.

BBTCapitalMarkets.com/Education


 

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.
 
 

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 

SLA Management is a Florida based school food management company serving private, charter and public schools districts with a complete managed school lunch program. We prepare and serve quality, balanced, nutritious school lunches, perform virtually all administrative functions associated with the meal program, and generate positive revenues for schools and school districts, from our meal programs. We custom design our meal programs to meet the needs of the school(s) we are serving. We do not charge management fees, and in many cases absorb existing staff and assume all of the financial cost and risk of a school meal program.

www.slamgmt.com


With over four decades of public education and software development experience, the Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC) offers a comprehensive range of powerful Web-based Business and Student administrative applications written specifically for Texas schools. TCC applications provide you with the proper tools for managing your school's future. TCC applications are widely used in the state of Texas, servicing the needs of 350,000 students.

http://texascomputercooperative.net/


 

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


InfoSnap is the leading provider of cloud-based enrollment management systems, including Online Application, School Choice/Lottery management, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, designed specifically for Pre K - 12 independent, charter, and public schools. InfoSnap solutions provide: (i) secure, customized online forms based on your existing business process and designed using SmartForm Technology; (ii) a powerful administrative portal to review, edit and manage data; (iii) data integration to student information systems utilizing an advanced Data Integration Framework. InfoSnap was founded in 2000 and serves a growing client base of 650+ clients worldwide.

www.infosnap.com

SchoolMint is a mobile and online enrollment platform for K-12 schools. SchoolMint allows charter schools to manage student recruitment and interest tracking, applications, lottery and wait lists, communications (text, voice and email), and registration. SchoolMint also provides direct SIS integration. SchoolMint saves schools time and money, and gives them actionable insights to meet and exceed their students enrollment goals. Hundreds of charter schools and charter organizations in more than 45 cities (Achievement First, KIPP, Aspire Schools, Summit Public Schools, Uncommon Schools) use SchoolMint to streamline their recruitment and enrollment processes.

 

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