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The 2018 TCSA Elections Have Begun!

August 9, 2018

Our Board of Directors is composed of member schools representatives, and philanthropy and community representatives that guide and advance TCSA’s mission. The Advocacy Committee assists the TCSA and the Board in achieving the TCSA legislative priorities during the Texas Legislative sessions.

Join our efforts to strengthen and support the public charter school movement in the great state of Texas by running for a one of the 2019 TCSA board seats or serve on the Advocacy Committee! The TCSA nominations and election process begins on August 3rd.  There are eight leadership seats up for election this year:

TCSA Board of Directors (3 vacancies):

  • Small School Representative (2 vacancies)
  • Standing Member School Small (1 vacancy)

TCSA Elected Advocacy Committee (5 vacancies):

  • Member Council Vice-Chair (1 vacancy)
  • Large School Representative (1 vacancy)
  • Small School Representative (1 vacancy)
  • University Representative (1 vacancy)
  • RTC/JDC Representative (1 vacancy)

To review eligibility and role definitions for these positions, please refer to Attachment B and Attachment C of the TCSA Board of Directors and Members Council Nomination and Election Policy, which is found on the TCSA Quality Member Portal.

All seats have a 2-year term, except for the Member Council Vice-Chair that is a 1- year term this election cycle.  After completion of the 1-year term, the Member Council Vice-Chair will then move to the Member Council Chair for a 2-year term.  All elected positions must be current TCSA members by December 31, 2018 as their leadership term begins January 1, 2019.

All nominations, campaigns and voting will be conducted electronically via the Member Portal Page.

This year, with the approval of the Board of Directors, there will be two additional standing seat positions added to the board. KIPP Texas, with over 20,000 students enrolled, is now eligible for a Large Standing Member seat and pursuant to the TCSA Bylaws, a Small Standing Member seat will also be created for the additional Large Standing Member seat. The Small Standing Member seat is an elected position, which is included within this election cycle.


Candidate Nomination form released

Aug. 3

Candidate Nomination Forms due

Sept. 3

Candidates are notified of eligibility

No later than Sept. 10

Deadline for Candidates to submit campaign videos and bios

Sept. 21

Nomination Slate announced

Sept. 25, 2018

Campaign videos and bios released

Oct. 5, 2018

Electronic voting begins

Oct. 5, 2018

Electronic voting closes

Oct. 24, 2018

Election Winners Announcement at Annual Meeting at Member Council Meeting at Conference

Oct. 25, 2018

Any Run Off Election will be conducted at Annual Meeting by paper ballot

Oct. 25, 2018

New leadership terms begin

Jan. 1, 2019

**Note, only members present at annual meeting will be able to cast a paper ballot vote in a run off election.

How to Nominate and Vote Online

All nominations, campaigns and voting are conducted via the TCSA Quality Member Portal.

First, click here to log into the TCSA Quality Member Portal.

Second, click on ‘Membership Voting’ in red font at the top right hand corner of the page.  Here you will find the links to (1) the Candidate Nomination Form and (2) cast your vote in the 2018 TCSA Election. 

For your reference, this page also contains the 2018 TCSA Election Timeline, FAQs, the TCSA Bylaws and Nomination and Election Policy, which sets forth leadership eligibility requirements.

If you have forgotten your password to the portal, please click on the top right hand corner of the page that says “Forgot password” to generate a new password. 

Questions or problems? Please contact Janie Muñoz at or 512.584.8272.

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