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October 2018

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School Safety Considerations

School Safety Considerations

October 17th, 2018

Safety is a top priority for all schools and at every level of education. In light of recent tragedies around the nation and in Texas, public schools, including open-enrollment charter schools, are facing critical decisions on how to best protect and safeguard children. Among those safety options, includes considering whether to permit firearms on […]

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The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference is Just Days Away

The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference is Just Days Away

October 17th, 2018

Remember that Standard Registration Rates are good through October 22 before the more expensive on-site rate kicks in, so register today! We have planned over 120 breakout and large group sessions as well as a number of social events to help you collaborate, learn, and grow as a charter school leader

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Reason #202 to Join TCSA: Dead Presidents

Reason #202 to Join TCSA: Dead Presidents

October 15th, 2018

That’s right. Money. Dollar Bills. Not just George Washingtons either. I am talking about Franklins, Benjamin Franklins. Lots of Them.

In all seriousness, joining The Texas Charter Schools Association can have some major financial benefits for your school or network. Whether looking to double your student population or simply do more for your current students, […]

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On Leading Well: Part 3 Caring for People

On Leading Well: Part 3 Caring for People

October 3rd, 2018

In this series on leading well, we’ve been exploring a handful of seminal qualities that undergird strong leadership. Characteristics that are seen throughout research and literature as common strengths of those who are able to advance the organizational vision and priorities over the long haul, regardless of field or sector focus.   Previously, we’ve considered […]

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Two Important Free Webinars You Don’t Want to Miss!

Two Important Free Webinars You Don’t Want to Miss!

October 3rd, 2018

Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA)
Tuesday, October 16, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

This webinar will help board members understand how to comply with the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA).  Board members will understand what constitutes a board meeting, define timelines for posting board meeting agendas, and what can be discussed and recorded in a closed session […]

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Are You Up to Date on Your Training Requirements?

Are You Up to Date on Your Training Requirements?

October 3rd, 2018

As a charter leader, there are lots of dates and deadlines you need to remember. One very important date is December 1, the day your Annual Governance Reporting Forms are due to TEA. The Annual Governance Form documents that charter governance board members and other charter staff have met the training requirements mandated under […]

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2018 TCSA Leadership Election: Electronic Voting Open Until Oct. 24

2018 TCSA Leadership Election: Electronic Voting Open Until Oct. 24

October 2nd, 2018

The complete nomination slate for the 2018 TCSA Leadership Election is on the Texas Charter Schools Association’s (TCSA) Quality Portal and electronic voting starts tomorrow! The voting portal is open from October 5, 2018 through October 24, 2018. Don’t forget to vote!

To Cast Your Vote
Log into the TCSA Quality Portal. Click on […]

September 2018

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Reason #221 to join TCSA

Reason #221 to join TCSA

September 20th, 2018

Don’t forget to contact the Texas Charter Schools Association’s (TCSA) Legal Team, Christine Nishimura and Elizabeth Cross, when you have questions or need legal assistance. As members of TCSA, each schools’ administration, board of directors, and human resources specialists have access to free legal assistance on all your pressing legal and compliance […]

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Senate approves additional CSP funding for FY2019

Senate approves additional CSP funding for FY2019

September 20th, 2018

The U.S. Senate, including Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, voted 93-7 this week to approve the FY2019 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (Labor-HHS-Education) appropriations bill. This bill includes a $445 million appropriation to the Charter Schools Program (CSP), which is a $45 million increase from FY2018, and marks the highest funding level […]

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to speak at conference

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to speak at conference

September 20th, 2018

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The Texas Charter Schools Association is honored to announce that Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will be a Guest Speaker during the Awards Luncheon of the 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference, which will be held in Houston Friday, October 26.

Lt. Gov. Patrick […]