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TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

July 12, 2018

Your elected advocacy committee has been hard at work shaping the legislative agenda for the upcoming state session - now just six months away! We’ve had a strong response to the issue survey and thank the school leaders that took the time to complete it. The upcoming August 2nd member council is a critical meeting as we will share the results of the issue survey and take the next step in finalizing our agenda for the 86th Legislature.

Member schools remain very concerned about state funding, academic accountability, and property taxes, but new issues like school safety, and municipal regulations are also coming into focus. Based on our work at member council, the second part of our member survey will be completed so schools can respond early in the year. Come learn how you can make this a successful legislative session by lending your voice and feedback. 

-Dr. Rebecca Good, 
TCSA Elected Advocacy Committee Chair


Here’s what’s planned for the full day:

8:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast 

9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Jennifer Goodman, Chair, Member Council

9:05 am: Greetings from TCSA Solution Provider & Sponsor: Charter School Capital

9:20 am: CEO Search Conclusion: Chuck Cook, TCSA Interim CEO

9:30 am: Advocacy Legislative Priorities: Dr. Rebecca Good, TCSA Elected Advocacy Committee Chair

10:10 am: Legislative and Grassroots Update: TBD to share Interim Charge Report, Addie Gomez, Executive Director, Charter Schools Now

10:45 am: Break

11:00 am: Legal Update: Christine Nishimura, TCSA Deputy General Counsel

11:30 am: Lunch sponsored by Charter School Capital; Instructional Focus: Magnolia Montessori for All: Sara Cotner, Founder and CEO

12:15 pm: School Communications Update: Phillip Ramati, TCSA Director of Communications

12:45 pm: TCSA Membership Updates: Nadia Luna, TCSA Director of Membership

1:15 pm: Performance and Data Updates: Laura Kelly, TCSA Director of Quality Services

1:45 pm: Conference Update: Dr. Bruce Marchand, TCSA Director of Training Services

Agenda is subject to change.
If you can’t make it and would like to attend virtually, please register here.

Nearby Accommodations:
Marriott South, 4415 S IH 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, TX 78744, 512.441.7900 
Omni Southpark, 4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744, 512.448.2222

Thank you to TCSA Solution Provider Charter School Capital for sponsoring:

512-584-8272 | 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Suite D-447, Austin, TX, 78704