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School Membership

School Membership

School Membership

School Membership

TPCSA Stands With You

TPCSA has evolved to serve its members the way you’ve asked to be served – through effective advocacy and a strong communications plan to help strengthen public opinion, address and correct misinformation, and highlight the positive impact you’re having on your students’ and parents’ lives every day.

We’ve got big plans to build on our legislative successes and we need you! We look forward to cultivating more relationships with legislators and community partners, bringing to light all of your achievements, and working with you to enable your students, teachers, and parents to use their voices to defend our charters! But our work doesn’t stop at the Capitol. We continue to keep a pulse on regulation that affects you by testifying and submitting public comment to proposed rule changes, escalating important issues, and elevating the charter voice at the Texas Education Agency.

 Along with topnotch advocacy and communications services, as part of your membership, you receive several FREE benefits that have previously been an additional fee:

  • Model board policies
  • Model personnel handbook
  • On-demand training courses

Membership has its perks.

TPCSA continues to develop tools and resources that are free to members.

If you have questions about accessing your benefits or renewing your membership, please do not hesitate to contact

To renew your membership and to update your school’s contact information, please log in to the TPCSA Member Portal.

TPCSA Member Portal

TPCSA Member Benefits

  • Advocacy and Communications

    Dedicated to winning in Austin to support and defend your charter schools, TPCSA ensures that our members have a voice wherever education policy decisions are made—at the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Legislature, and the State Board of Education. Membership feedback drives our policy agenda to advance public charter schools and lead the charter community in a sweeping advocacy effort to achieve our goals. Below are some of our most successful initiatives:

    • Passing favorable laws—and blocking those that are harmful
    • Regulatory improvements to alleviate pain points
    • Lawmaker education and engagement
    • Grassroots mobilization, recruitment, and training
    • Surround sound storytelling and media outreach
    • Research, data analysis, and compelling communications
    • Busting myths at the Capitol and in the media
    • Recruitment of coalition partners, supporters, and sponsors

  • Regional Engagement

    Your meaningful engagement with elected representatives is our community’s greatest advocacy lever. In coordination with your TPCSA Director of Regional Advocacy, build strong relationships with the officials writing the laws that impact you.

  • Sunday 60

    Keep in the loop. During a legislative session, this weekly email outlines essential updates for the Texas charter school community, informing and activating our closest circle of school leaders, coalition partners, major funders, and community influencers at critical moments.

  • E-Communications

    Members receive frequent and timely communications on important charter-related issues. Emails include upcoming events, research releases, webinar information, grant opportunities, partner deals, and more.

  • Customized Training

    TPCSA offers live and on-demand webinars through Charter CEntral, where we house the most extensive catalog of continuing education prepared specifically for Texas charter schools. School leaders may assign training to an unlimited number of staff and board members, giving entire teams everything they need to remain current on all state-required training—at no additional cost.

  • Annual Conference

    Each fall, we host our much-anticipated Texas Public Charter Schools Conference, the only statewide gathering of the entire Texas charter school community. Over the course of three days, more than 1,700 leaders, innovators, sponsors, and educators gather to network, complete required training, and find solutions to our community’s greatest challenges. We also partner with the Texas Education Agency for an intensive half-day that includes TEA-led sessions focused on the issues schools have identified as most pressing.

  • Model Board Policies

    These model policies for federal and state statutes and regulations are included in our membership package. Crafted by attorneys specializing in education law, these policy manuals are easily customized and adopted into school handbooks—lifting a huge burden and saving you thousands in attorney fees. Our resources include a personnel handbook and special education policies.

  • TPCSA Member Portal

    Our customized member portal includes everything school administrators need. Stop by to complete training, retrieve certificates, view invoices, update contact information, and access important resources like our salary explorer in a single location.

  • Electricity Cooperative

    Schools in deregulated electricity markets are eligible for brokerage services with a TPCSA partner who will negotiate on your behalf. Make sure you’re getting the most competitive rates!

  • Solution Provider Marketplace

    Find solutions to your most pressing challenges by contracting with our trusted partners. We are always happy to make warm introductions to anyone featured in our marketplace.

  • SchoolSpring Job Board

    TPCSA has partnered with PowerSchool to provide our members with an employee recruitment tool that allows you to post unlimited job openings on the TPCSA website at no additional cost.

  • Texas School Policy Network

    Member schools now receive full access to TSPN. As a TSPN member, enjoy these offerings from Moak Casey:

    ✓ Legislative analysis including bill reviews, legislation summaries, and online bill tracking reports;

    ✓ Financial modeling and revenue estimation support, including one-on-one consultation with Moak Casey experts up to three hours each month;

    ✓ Access to statewide financial models, allowing members to compare the potential impact of proposed legislation to other school districts and charter schools across the state;

    ✓ Updates on the latest developments in state assessment, accountability, academics, curriculum and instruction, and instructional leadership;

    ✓ Seasonal workshops and webinars with more in-depth coverage of the most pertinent and challenging policy issues; and

    ✓ Regular email newsletters and updates

  • CharterFolk and Charter Weekly

    Gain insights from across the charter community with your free access to these valuable e-communications.

TPCSA Membership Dues Structure

Initial Flat Fee$1,000
Per-student dues for first 1-499 students$16.00$8.00
Per-student dues for students 500-1499$12.00$6.00
Per-student dues for students 1500 and above$8.00$4.00
*Dues will continue to be assessed based on your previous school year's enrollment.
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