Without assistance from bonds and local taxes, charter schools must rely on enrollment, foundations, and donations to subsidize their budgets. What’s often underutilized are cost control protocols and efficient operational processes that move funds from operations to the classroom. One facet of campus operations that can be readily evaluated for savings is document management. […]
Of all the items on a charter school’s lengthy procurement shopping list, furniture has to be among the simplest to purchase, right? After all, how much nuance could there be to buying chairs, desks, storage cabinets and the like?
Plenty, it turns out. “I would never say [school furniture procurement] is straightforward,” observes Shannon Bradford, […]
Studies have shown that in a student’s years between kindergarten and their senior year, he or she will spend the equivalent of one school year’s time with a substitute teacher. School administrators use a lot of energy and lose a lot of time in the recruitment, hiring, training, payrolling, and scheduling of substitute teachers.
In 2018, it’s expected that nationally the demand for and expansion of charter schools will grow, but the challenges of funding such endeavors will likely also increase. Despite a promising budget from the current administration to increase funding for charter schools, there are strong opponents in local government and traditional ISDs that view charter […]
For the past four years, the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) has offered nationally negotiated pricing on furniture through Staples Advantage and Hertz Furniture. This year, nationally negotiated pricing with Hertz Furniture is no longer available. However, we have good news! Staples Advantage is offering TCSA members even more benefits than before! When […]
By: Lory Pilchik, SchoolMint CMO
Is your public charter school managing enrollment manually and struggling with paper forms? If your team has considered automating your enrollment processes, including application and lottery management, you’ll want to check out SchoolMint, a long-time Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) Solution Provider.
SchoolMint is a cloud-based student enrollment […]
The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) hosted a training specifically for its Solution Providers last week. More than 30 representatives attended this half-day training which was held at the J.W. Marriott in Austin as a preview for the upcoming Texas Charter Schools Conference in October.
TCSA’s Solution Provider program is designed to help facilitate […]
Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) held its quarterly Member Council Meeting last Friday, February 5, 2016. More than 30 attendees representing more than 20 organizations participated in this day-long meeting held at our sponsor’s, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, office in Austin.
After a brief welcome and introductions by TCSA’s Executive Director David Dunn, General Counsel Lindsey […]
By Luz Gonzalez, SchoolMint, TCSA Solution Provider
There’s no rest for student enrollment staff on public charter school campuses. But TCSA Solution Provider SchoolMint can take the guesswork out of strategizing for this next year’s student recruitment effort.
Join SchoolMint student enrollment experts for a FREE, one-hour webinar on […]