Several significant changes to the rules surrounding growth and expansion as well as charter school application and waitlist requirements have come about as the result of legislation passed in the recent 86th legislative session. TCSA has been working with TEA charter division staff to provide schools […]
Two of the important conference breakout strands emphasize training in effective governance as well as developing school and network leadership systems. Here’s a sampling of breakout sessions in these two strands:
Why is Good Charter School Governance so Difficult? presented by Mike Mizzoni of BoardOnTrack – Monday, October 28 – 10:45 a.m.
Great boards are well-staffed […]
We are excited to add two new important webinars to our training offerings this summer. On Thursday, August 1stat 10:00 a.m. please plan to join us for 86thLegislature Update for Charter Leaders. As you know, a number of bills in addition to HB3 were signed into law as a result of actions of […]
Thinking about adding capacity or simply providing more space to your current students? Maybe you’ve been in those portables a bit longer than you anticipated? Perhaps it’s time to move out of the old strip mall and into something newer and more modern? Is your landlord giving you the raw deal?
If any of these […]
At TCSA we are always looking for ways to add value to your membership and respond to training requests from members. One topic that frequently arises is that of superintendent evaluation. Most governance boards understand the importance of evaluating the school leader of their organization, but they aren’t sure where to start. We’ve […]
The Texas Charter Schools Association, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Tennessee Charter School Center, is excited to announce the launch of the Charter School Facilities Summit. Taking place in Austin on June 4th, 2019, this convening shall provide objective information on the various aspects of growth and expansion, […]
Many schools are in the midst of their open enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year. As a reminder, application and enrollment are two separate and distinct processes.
During the application period (open enrollment period) the school may only ask for basic information on the application completed by the parent that includes the student’s […]
Two weeks ago, the 86th Texas Legislature convened, so we are officially in session! On day one, The Texas House unanimously elected Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) as Speaker of the House. In his acceptance speech, the Speaker highlighted school finance reform, which the Governor and Lt. Governor have also emphasized, as a top priority […]
TCSA received helpful feedback from member schools earlier this year in regards to scheduling Member Council meetings. Many of our member schools indicated that traveling to Austin for a meeting was often challenging for school leaders with their busy schedules and the difficulty of being away from their organization for a day or two.