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Chris Bash

About Chris Bash

Chris has over 20 years of experience in business, marketing and design. During his career, he has worked across 7 vastly different industries, most recently spending eight years in the finance sector. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts degree with honors in Advertising, both from Texas Tech University.

Reason #202 to Join TCSA: Dead Presidents

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, […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Member Services||

On Leading Well: Part 3 Caring for People

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 […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Quality||

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

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 […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Legal||

Are You Up to Date on Your Training Requirements?

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 […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Training||

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

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 […]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Voting||

Have you updated your Special Education Policies?

Beginning September 1, 2018, all public schools will be required to post updated special education policies on the ESC Region 18 Legal Framework. The deadline to post updated policies is October 31, 2018.

To ensure all schools are posting up-to-date policies, ESC Region 18 will be deleting all policies currently […]

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Legal, Member Services, Model Policies||

The Power of Instructional Coaching

Have you considered how instructional coaching might impact student achievement and ultimately scores within your charter system? Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional professional development normally offered by charter schools. Informal, classroom-based instructional coaching has proven effective in solidifying teacher content knowledge and pedagogy and aided in teacher retention.

Coaching can […]

Guest Blog: Four New ILTexas Campuses To Meet Growth Demands

By Jim Croswell

Last week, International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) officially ended its series of four groundbreaking ceremonies on new campuses that will serve students in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area and Western Houston. These new campuses will provide over 4,500 seats, making ILTexas one of the fastest growing charter schools in the United States. […]

TCSA Solution Provider Spotlight: Texas Teachers

While Texas continues to grapple with a shortage of certified teachers, TCSA Solution Provider Texas Teachers is providing numerous free services to assist schools with recruiting from the state’s largest teacher candidate pool.

David Cofer, Human Resources Director of Jubilee Academic Center, has worked closely with Texas Teachers to recruit […]

Model Policy Updates from the 84th Legislative Session—Don’t Miss Out!

The TCSA Model Policies and Legal Authorities are updated and in the Quality Portal! 

After a very busy legislative session the new Model Policies provide a framework for truancy and how to ensure compliance. There are also new requirements for teacher training in suicide prevention.  Additionally, we added language to address the new open carry […]