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Reason #221 to join TCSA

Reason #221 to join TCSA

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 […]

September 20th, 2018|Categories: Legal, Member Services||
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Join or Renew Your Membership in TCSA

Join or Renew Your Membership in TCSA

Your partnership is crucial to our success in advocating for your interests and we hope you will renew your membership today. In addition to benefiting from TCSA’s ongoing advocacy work, membership brings additional benefits, including:

  • Discounted legal products, including model board policies, Student Code of Conduct, and a TCSA model personnel handbook;
  • Access to Learning Zone, […]
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It’s Time To Renew Your Membership!

It’s Time To Renew Your Membership!

Dear Members,

Today I assume the role of CEO of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA). I couldn’t be more excited to lead the organization that is tasked with telling the stories of the incredible work you and your dedicated staffs are doing, and the students’ lives you’re changing. The responsibility of being the voice […]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News||
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SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

SB 1882 partnerships, created as a result of legislation passed in 2017, offer open-enrollment charters and other eligible non-profit entities an opportunity to partner with traditional ISDs to improve the quality of education in districts across the state.  There are three types of partnerships as a result of this legislation:

  • Turnaround Partnerships – the district […]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News, Opportunities||
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Time For School, Time For Training

Time For School, Time For Training

TCSA is excited to announce a number of upcoming trainings and regional meetings just in time for charter leaders and boards as you prepare for the opening of school. Here’s what coming up:

July 30th – 2 p.m. Academic Accountability 2018 (Free Webinar) 60 Minutes 19 TAC 100 Commissioner’s Credit Accountability Other

July 31 – […]

July 26th, 2018|Categories: Member Services, Opportunities||
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Have you updated your Special Education Policies?

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 […]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Legal, Member Services, Model Policies||
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TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

Your elected advocacy committee has been hard at work shaping the legislative agenda for the upcoming state session – now just six months away! We’ve had a strong response to the issue survey and thank the school leaders that took the time to complete it. The upcoming August 2nd member council is a critical […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Conference, Member Services, Quality||
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Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute

Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute

We are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for our independent and small charter management organizations to apply for the Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute.

Led by Bellwether Education Partners, in conjunction with the Walton Family Foundation and TCSA, this six-month experience is designed to aid in the development of a five-year strategic plan […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News, Opportunities||
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TCSA has Training and Services to Meet Your Specific Needs!

TCSA has Training and Services to Meet Your Specific Needs!

TCSA has Training and Services to Meet Your Specific Needs!

  • Did you know – There are very specific professional development requirements outlined in 19 TAC §100.1102-1105 describing required training for board members, CEOs and charter officers, and campus administrators;
  • Did you know – New board members must receive 12 hours of prescribed Commissioner-hour training in […]
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SB 1566 EISO Training and Other TCSA Professional Development Opportunities

SB 1566 EISO Training and Other TCSA Professional Development Opportunities

Something New: EISO Training

Many member schools have inquired about the 3-hour SB 1566 Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes (EISO) training that is required for ISD elected trustee boards by September 1, 2018.  This training is not required for charter boards; however, it is excellent training for any charter governance board as the training allows boards […]