WHY JOIN TACS?
The Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS)
- Provides advocacy before the state legislature and state agencies.
- Monitors Legislative Committee hearings and provides testimony for laws that benefit small, mid-sized, and rural schools.
- Monitors State Board of Education meetings.
- Works with TEA and advocates for rules favorable to TACS members
- Supports and defends the small and mid-size school finance allotment.
- Encourages and rewards student academic achievement.
- Sponsors the TACS Academic Challenge – over $75,000 in scholarships awarded last year to students for advanced training.
- Provides articles and updates focused on instruction and instructional practices.
- Provides outstanding professional development to professional educators and school board members with reduced registration for members.
- Three regional conferences each year – Tyler in east Texas, Abilene in west Texas, and Lubbock for panhandle/South Plains schools.
- Yearly San Antonio conference each September with three days of activities and two days of quality programming.
- Quality one day trainings each focused on a topic of interest to school leaders, such as school finance, bonds, and construction.
- Five legal workshops each year on timely topics presented in various parts of the state with attorneys from Walsh Gallegos Treviño & Kyle, PC., Sara Leon & Associates, LLC, and Underwood Law Firm, P.C.
- Effectively collaborates with other educational groups, parents, religious groups, political organizations and others to benefit Texas public schools, public school employees, and public school students.
- Provides professional liability insurance for member school districts and their employees at a reduced rate through Association Insurance Management (AIM).
- One consultation with an attorney with Sara Leon & Associates LLC or Underwood Law Firm PC each year (excludes research and/or work product).
- Provides one (1) hour of contract evaluation and compensation comparison for superintendents who are members of TACS via TCG Advisors.
- Provides one (1) hours of TCG Advisors cybersecurity consulting to member districts.
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
The mission of the Texas Association of Community Schools is to promote, support and develop excellence in student achievement through the collaboration of member schools.