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 TAC 19.100.1102-1105.

Who must be trained and what are the training requirements?

  • Members of the governing body of the charter holder
    (12 hours in the first year of service, 6 hours annually thereafter)
  • Members of the governing body of the charter school
    (12 hours in the first year of service, 6 hours annually thereafter)
  • Chief executive officers
    (30 hours in the first year of service, 15 hours annually thereafter)
  • Central administrative officers
    (30 hours in the first year of service, 15 hours annually thereafter)
  • Campus administrative officers
    (10 hours in the first year of service, 5 hours annually thereafter)
  • Business managers
    (30 hours in the first year of service, 15 hours annually thereafter)

When must training occur?

Officials at new charters must complete the required training within a year. The signing of the charter contract marks the beginning date for that year. New officials at existing charters must also complete the required training. They have one calendar year from taking office to complete the training. In addition, new governance board members must complete Open Meetings and Public Records training within the first 90 days of service.

What does the training consist of?

There are very specific content requirements related to who is being trained. Content categories include charter school finance, financial accountability, academic accountability, health and safety, charter school law, open meetings, and public records.  

How can I access training?

Your Texas Charter Schools Association, a TEA Authorized Training Provider, is the best solution for the most up to date, accurate, and relevant training. In addition to the various types of training hours that you can earn at the Texas Charter Schools Conference (including the 6-hour update board training opportunity on October 26), we can travel to your school and conduct “live” training with your board and administrators as well as offer training through our on-demand training portal. Contact TCSA Training Director Bruce Marchand today to schedule discounted training for your school and to find out about all of the professional development opportunities to keep your school in compliance with TEA training requirements!