As TCSA gets set for the upcoming legislative session, it’s important for our members’ voices to be heard, and the best way for that to happen with your school is to serve on our Board of Directors.
Take it from board member Chuck Cook of ResponsiveEd, who noted that serving on the board is the best way to make certain that issues important to your school are at the forefront of TCSA’s agenda is to become a board member.
“By serving, you’re having a greater impact on TCSA,” he said. “This is an important time in Texas regarding the state of public school choice. You have a voice to advocate on behalf of all children in Texas. When you have more engagement, you’re helping to serve your institution and are aligned with what TCSA is doing every day.”
We are mid-way through the nomination period for the 2019 TCSA Leadership seats on the TCSA Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee. This past year the Board of Directors were involved in decision-making process that lead to the new TCSA CEO, Starlee Coleman. The Advocacy Committee assists in developing our legislative priorities for each Texas legislative sessions. All have one goal: To advance and support the Texas charter movement.
All leadership seats have a two-year term, except for the Member Council Vice-Chair, which is a one- year term this election cycle. After completion of the 1-year term, the Member Council Vice-Chair will then move to the Member Council Chair for a 2-year term. All elected positions must be current TCSA members by December 31, 2018 as their leadership term begins January 1, 2019.
The TCSA nominations process ends on September 3rd. All candidates will be notified of their eligibility no later than Sept 10th. The following leadership seats are up for election this year:
TCSA Board of Directors (3 vacancies):
- Small School Representative (2 vacancies)
- Standing Member School Small (1 vacancy)
TCSA Elected Advocacy Committee (5 vacancies):
- Member Council Vice-Chair (1 vacancy)
- Large School Representative (1 vacancy)
- Small School Representative (1 vacancy)
- University Representative (1 vacancy)
- RTC/JDC Representative (1 vacancy)
To review eligibility and role definitions for these positions, please refer to Attachment B and Attachment C of the TCSA Board of Directors and Members Council Nomination and Election Policy, which is found on the TCSA Quality Member Portal.
Join our efforts to strengthen and support the public charter school movement in the great state of Texas by running for one of the 2019 TCSA Board of Director seats or serve on the Advocacy Committee!
How to Nominate Online
When you log into the quality portal click on ‘Membership Voting’ in red font at the top right hand corner of the page. Here you will find the links to (1) the Candidate Nomination Form.
If you have forgotten your password to the portal, please click on the top right hand corner of the page that says “Forgot password” to generate a new password.
Questions or problems? Please contact Janie Muñoz at email@example.com or 512.584.8272.