TCSA & TEA Webinar (FREE): 2012-2013 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools & Charter FIRST Public Hearings, October 16, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (CDT)
TCSA Webinar: 2012-2013 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools & Charter FIRST Public Hearings
Topic 1, 9am-10am: 2012-2013 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools
Kathryn Jones, Program Specialist - Charter Schools Administration Unit, Texas Education Agency
This webinar is ideal for persons seeking specific information regarding the requirements of the newly automated 2012-2013 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, due to be submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) from all charter schools no later than November 1, 2012.
The TEA is required by Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.119(b) and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §100.101 to collect information each year about the board members and school officers of charter schools. Beginning in 2012-2013, the Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools must be submitted electronically through the Charter School Tracking System (CSTS) and no longer will be accepted in paper format.
failure to completely and accurately submit the required information by the deadline may impact future requests for charter amendments. Additionally, charters must meet this deadline in order to ensure that their school information will be updated in the upcoming release of the Texas School Directory. The CSTS application is only available through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL), which will replace the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE).
TEAL provides more flexible, secure access to TEA applications. Eventually, all TEA applications will use TEAL. Information about applying for a TEAL account, and answers to questions about both of the TEA’s secure environments, can be found at
Topic 2, 10am-10:30am: Conducting Your School's 2012 Charter FIRST Public Hearing
Denise Pierce, General Counsel & VP of Member Services - Texas Charter Schools Association
This webinar will highlight important consideration for charter schools as they prepare to host their Charter FIRST public hearing. Joins us to gain a better understanding of how to conduct your school's hearing.
In order to comply with the requirements given in Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §109.1005, all charter schools are required to report information and financial accountability ratings to parents and taxpayers by implementing specific reporting procedures. Hear practical items to consider from an experienced charter school attorney to comply with the requirements.
Webinar Login and Password will be emailed to you 2 hours in advance of the training.
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