Note: This session is delivered by the Texas Charter Schools Association and is NOT a requirement by TEA or in any way connected to the agency.
TCSA announces its charter start-up training series for educational reformers and entrepreneurs.This one-day training session is designed for all persons thinking about applying for a charter school through the Commissioner of Education and the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE).This eight-hour advanced workshop aims to empower future charter leaders with knowledge for the development of a competitive charter application and an effective charter school.
This session will provide attendees with a better understanding of the legal, operational, and educational considerations that need to be considered to apply for a charter school in Texas, in light of the changes brought by Senate Bill 2 this past year. We will address important items of the new charter application and highlight critical areas.
If you have any of the questions below - you need to reserve a seat TODAY and join us in your journey to start a quality charter school that provides a strong school choice option for your community:
- How do I comply with the financial standards required in the new application?
- How much money should my organization have to be competitive?
- What are the right components to have an innovative educational plan?
- How do I prepare a strong application?
- How do I complete the biographical affidavits in the HR section?
- How will new legislation via SB2 impact my application?
- What will be expected in my public hearing and post-event documentation?
Must have a draft of a Statement of Need and summary statement of the pedagogy that makes your proposed school innovative (e.g., what is your position on how students best learn and hence how is your school better?). This session is NOT for those just starting to consider whether applying for a charter school is for them.
Ideal for individuals/teams seeking Texas specific information about the charter application process and selected categories of the application submitted to TEA, who meet the state criteria to apply for a Generation 19 charter and are in a position to submit an application (e.g., 501(c)(3) determination letter, fund raising, etc.) or who want to prepare for a Generation 20 submission.
- Get particular answers on your team's questions about governance, the business plan, and the educational plan for the charter school
- Get insights from those who have coached and been involved in the Texas charter authorizing process
- Walk though the legal requirements applied to charter applicants
- Know the most typical errors that jeopardize a charter application in Texas
- Review the changes in the new Generation 19 application
- Network with potential partners that can benefit your team