On Tuesday February 2, the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) hosted its second annual Solution Provider Training. More than 50 corporate vendor partners (or as we affectionately call them, “Solution Providers”) came from as far away as Minneapolis and Milwaukee to expand their knowledge on charter schools.
TCSA educated our partners on what exactly a charter is and is not, historical trends, recent Texas legislation, and TCSA's interaction with its members. A panel of charter school representatives from Austin Discovery, John H. Wood, Southwest Prep, and Wayside schools spoke on how they function operationally and their preferences on how to conduct business with them. Partners from BB&T, Preferred Meals, and Texas Teachers Alternative Certification also shared their experiences working with member schools and partnering with TCSA in the past five years.
It was a day full of information, questions, answers and lots of peer to peer networking. Our partners are now better equipped to build relationships with our member schools.