By Dr. Maria Lourdes "Marylu" De Hoyos, TCSA Director of Data Services

Public charter schools offer a place to practice true school reform and transformation. We can transform schools into a place for children to experience exponential growth of their mind and spirit.

Dr. Maria Lourdes De Hoyos

Dr. Maria Lourdes De Hoyos

I am an immigrant who came to the U.S. in search of education, the master key that opens the door of opportunities. In my journey, I learned English as a second language. My parents instilled education as one of our most cherished values at home. Parents that choose public charter schools have that same desire to provide the best possible education they can find for their children.

TCSA’s work brings together my two greatest loves: People and data. I joined TCSA because I am committed to education innovation. Data is of crucial importance to documenting the achievement story and facilitating the understanding of where we need to devote more resources.

I look forward to helping our data tell the story of Texas’ public charter schools. I look forward to working with our charter leaders and innovators, so that all children can achieve their highest potential and parents can choose the best education for their children.

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training

Got school board members?

Of course!

But have they met their training requirements? Returning board members need six hours and new board members need 12 instructional hours of training this year!

TCSA has you covered with a six-hour Board Workshop on the Friday of the Texas Charter Schools Conference October 28-30 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. It's the perfect place for board members to satisfy these compliance training hours and meet the requirements outlined in the Texas Administrative Code §100.1102.

Board members who attend the entire three-day conference can receive up to 10 hours of training credit! View the full schedule by workshop or topic track by downloading the free TCSACon Mobile App.

The list of available topics and sessions include:

School Law

  • Maintaining a Legal Eye on the Charter Movement

School Finance

  • A Standardized Approach to Budgeting
  • Understanding FSP
  • Financing Facility Needs with Low-Interest Rates

Open Meetings

  • Fix Your Board Meetings, Strengthen Your Board

Accountability (reporting, student performance, human resources)

  • 10 HR Mistakes That Could Sink Your Charter
  • Academic Accountability: What Is Your Data Telling You?

Public Records

  • "Garbage In, Garbage Out" Policies That Govern PEIMS Data That Might Result in Lost Funds

Health and Safety

  • The Role of Charter Schools in High-Quality Emergency Management Programs

TCSA is an approved provider of training credit hours and board members will receive a certificate of attendance after completing the training at the conference.

Got your board members covered on training? Learn more about the TCSACon Principal Workshop and Teacher Workshop.

Click to view the full TCSACon workshop and session schedule.