2014 Texas Charter Schools Conference
Charter Schools Conference is the only statewide gathering of the entire Texas charter school community. More than
1,300 charter school advocates including teachers, administrators, board
members, policy makers, and vendors will gather for training, networking, and
sharing best practices for charter effectiveness and compliance. Ultimately, we
gather to continue striving for high quality for our charter
2014 Registration Rates:
The pre-sale rates, available from April 15
to May 14, are the only discounted rates offered in 2014. Register
your team early to save $100 off the regular rate on each registration. In
addition, charter schools that calendar a Professional Development Day for
their teaching staff can take advantage of our special $100 rate for each
Teacher One-Day Pass to attend the workshop on Friday, December
In order to
receive the Early Bird Rate, payments must be received by May 31,
2014.*Ordinarily, charter schools must offer
at least 180 days of student instruction each year, but TEA’s Waiver Unit will
expedite waivers of student instructional days in exchange for staff
development days. According to the Agency’s website, the Agency may provide
expedited waivers for up to 3 days for general staff development, and up to 1
additional day for a one-day conference aimed at improving student performance.
TCSA’s annual conference offers staff development opportunities in both
categories. These waiver requests can be approved for up to three years. Visit
the TEA website to learn more information about the expedited waiver
Please review the draft conference
schedule (subject to change) below when choosing one-day plans. Some important
- The General Session will be held on the first afternoon of the conference (Wed) this year.
- The Superintendent, Principal and Business Officer Workshops all take place on Wednesday.
- The Board and Teacher Workshops will be held on Friday.
- The Member Council Meeting will be on Thursday afternoon during lunch.