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 meeting as we will share the results of the issue survey and take the next step in finalizing our agenda for the 86th Legislature.
Member schools remain very concerned about state funding, academic accountability, and property taxes, but new issues like school safety, and municipal regulations are also coming into focus. Based on our work at member council, the second part of our member survey will be completed so schools can respond early in the year. Come learn how you can make this a successful legislative session by lending your voice and feedback.
-Dr. Rebecca Good,
TCSA Elected Advocacy Committee Chair
Here’s what’s planned for the full day:
8:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Jennifer Goodman, Chair, Member Council
9:05 am: Greetings from TCSA Solution Provider & Sponsor: Charter School Capital
9:20 am: CEO Search Conclusion: Chuck Cook, TCSA Interim CEO
9:30 am: Advocacy Legislative Priorities: Dr. Rebecca Good, TCSA Elected Advocacy Committee Chair
10:10 am: Legislative and Grassroots Update: TBD to share Interim Charge Report, Addie Gomez, Executive Director, Charter Schools Now
10:45 am: Break
11:00 am: Legal Update: Christine Nishimura, TCSA Deputy General Counsel
11:30 am: Lunch sponsored by Charter School Capital; Instructional Focus: Magnolia Montessori for All: Sara Cotner, Founder and CEO
12:15 pm: School Communications Update: Phillip Ramati, TCSA Director of Communications
12:45 pm: TCSA Membership Updates: Nadia Luna, TCSA Director of Membership
1:15 pm: Performance and Data Updates: Laura Kelly, TCSA Director of Quality Services
1:45 pm: Conference Update: Dr. Bruce Marchand, TCSA Director of Training Services
Agenda is subject to change.
If you can’t make it and would like to attend virtually, please register here.
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Thank you to TCSA Solution Provider Charter School Capital for sponsoring: