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Model Policy Updates from the 84th Legislative Session—Don’t Miss Out!

January 11, 2016

The TCSA Model Policies and Legal Authorities are updated and in the Quality Portal! 

After a very busy legislative session the new Model Policies provide a framework for truancy and how to ensure compliance. There are also new requirements for teacher training in suicide prevention.  Additionally, we added language to address the new open carry law, which went into effect on January 1, 2016. These just highlight a few of the numerous changes that were included in our January updates, so make sure to review all of the modules in the Quality Portal to see more.

During 2016, TCSA will continue to provide updates to all members with a current 2016 Model Policy Subscription. In April, TCSA will provide member subscribers with a complete update to the Special Education Framework. Each charter school will be required to post their updated legal framework to the ESC 18 website prior to the 2016-2017 school year.  July will bring new policies regarding transgender youth, residency, and retention and promotion. Our final 2016 update will be published in October, including any necessary updates to the Personnel Handbook. 

To ensure access to all of the Model Policy updates, renew your 2016 Model Policy Subscription today. Members can renew subscriptions at the same time as you renew your membership through the Quality Portal. If you have already submitted your membership application, but forgot to purchase the 2016 Model Policy Subscription, please contact Christine Nishimura at 512-584-8272 ext. 306 or

We look forward to working with our members and providing continued support to meet our members’ needs. 


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