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How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

Did you know that nearly half of all charter districts in Texas were in danger of losing out on $200 per student this year? We did, and we fought for our schools.

In December, TCSA was successful in helping protect facilities funding for 72 Texas charter districts. Last year, TEA decided not to issue letter grades […]

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Students at Public Charter Schools Receive Facilities Funds for the First Time

Students at Public Charter Schools Receive Facilities Funds for the First Time

It gives me great pleasure to share news of the historic passage of HB 21 by the Texas Legislature. As you know, securing facilities funding has been the primary legislative priority for the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) since our inception in 2008, and this win has been a long time coming.

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Special Session Update

Special Session Update

The 30-day Special Legislative Session began last week at lightning speed with bill filings, committee hearings, and floor votes. The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) team has been at the state Capitol working on behalf of students at public charter schools.

During a special legislative session, only the governor has the authority to determine the […]

Next Level Advocacy: The Fight Continues

Next Level Advocacy: The Fight Continues

Most students earn a well deserved break this summer while their parents continue to juggle work and family responsibilities. It’s easy to let the demands of the school year fade away for a couple of months. Homework, tests, and projects give way to some time outside with friends, and maybe a little too much […]

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We Need You!

We Need You!

We are approaching the finish line for the 85th Legislative Session with only days left for our senators and representatives to pass important legislation impacting the state of Texas.

As you all know, the key priority for the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) is centered on providing public charter schools with facilities funding to help […]

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , , , |
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TCSA Update on the 85th Legislative Session

TCSA Update on the 85th Legislative Session

The 85th Legislative Session is in full swing and more than half-way complete.  Several priority bills for the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) have already received a hearing in committee, one of the first steps that a bill must take before moving forward.  This is truly great news as the sooner bills are heard […]

Choice Does Not Mean Compromise

Choice Does Not Mean Compromise

By Michelle McCurdy, Mother of a Charter School Student at Altamira Academy

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When considering Kindergarten for my daughter, Meredith, I researched every option to find the best school to meet her needs. I eventually selected Altamira Academy, one of three elementary […]

Legislators and Advocates For Charter Facilities Funding

Legislators and Advocates For Charter Facilities Funding

There is significant momentum for charter school facilities funding this legislative session. Earlier this week, Senator Donna Campbell held an event at the Texas Capitol to highlight joint efforts to narrow the funding gap between students at public charter schools and traditional school districts.

Sen. Campbell was joined by […]

HB 2337: Bipartisan Push for Charter Facilities Funding

HB 2337: Bipartisan Push for Charter Facilities Funding

State Representatives Harold Dutton, Dwayne Bohac, Jodie Laubenberg, Eddie Lucio, III, and Ron Simmons have joined Senator Donna Campbell in taking the lead to narrow the funding gap for students attending a public charter school and those at traditional school districts. These joint authors filed HB 2337 as companion legislation to Senator Campbell’s

Representative Jason Villalba Filed HB 1269 Calling for Additional Funding for Public Charter Schools

Representative Jason Villalba Filed HB 1269 Calling for Additional Funding for Public Charter Schools

For the first time ever there is a bill filed in each chamber of the Texas Capitol that would provide much needed additional funding to public charter schools and their students. We previously reported Senator Donna Campbell filing SB 457. We now also have HB 1269 filed by Representative Jason Villalba.

Public charter schools are […]

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Legal, News|Tags: , , , , |