What Does It Take to Be a Successful Charter HR Professional?

Today’s HR Tip is an interview with an HR Expert – Charter School Success’s very own Jordan Elliott. Read below for Jordan’s valuable insights from her career as an HR professional How did you get into the field of HR in education? My real love for HR evolved while I was serving as Superintendent of … Read More

What is Required for Submission of the Charter School Certification of Fingerprinting Compliance?

It’s time for your charter school to complete the Annual Fingerprinting Certification and Statement of Compliance, due to TEA by December 8, 2023. Background Information The 2007 Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees in Texas Public schools. Senate Bill 9 is codified in Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter … Read More

The Annual Governance Reporting Requirement for Charter Schools

TEA collects information about charter school board members and school officers each year, as required by Texas law and outlined in TEC 12.119(b). This year’s deadline is December 1, 2023! The 2023-2024 Annual Governance Reporting Form for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools is due no later than Friday, December 1, Charters must submit this information through the … Read More

Defining Your PTO and Leave Policies

Charters have a lot of options and opportunity to exercise creativity when it comes to defining PTO and local leave policies for their organization. A thoughtful and robust leave policy can be a critical part of the charter’s enticing total rewards and benefits package, which can impact recruitment, retention, and morale as it speaks to … Read More

Charter School Success… celebrating 10 years of supporting Texas Charters

Since January 1, 2013, Charter School Success has been providing support for Texas Charter Schools. As we celebrate this milestone, we are delighted to feature a brief interview with our founder, Karen Mowbray. Below, a series of questions and answers with Karen. What inspired you to start Charter School Success 10 years ago? I had … Read More

The Fingerprinting Process – Employee and Contractors

Do you ever feel like saying “Help! How do I stay in compliance with fingerprinting and background check requirements for my employees and contractors?” Especially with the recent related changes, we’re here to help answer some of your most frequently asked fingerprinting questions. Click here to register now for HR Compliance Tasks online course for … Read More

Overview of Military Related Absence Laws

Like all US employers, charter schools have a responsibility to support our Nation’s security by providing a stable employment environment to employees called to serve in the military—and to their families, who must continue to thrive without them. The comfort and security provided by a guaranteed job to return to and benefits to rely on … Read More

Pro Tips for Recruiting the Best of the Best

Having stellar employees is key to your charter school’s success. However, you only have a small window of time for selection: the opportunity to explore candidates and decide who will gain that coveted spot on your charter school’s team.  To make the most of it, you’ll need a well thought out recruiting strategy: a plan … Read More

Independent Contractor or Employee?

As we encounter the end of one year and the beginning of another, many year-end accounting tasks are upon us, including the issuance of W2s and 1099s to those who have performed work for us during 2021.  To determine who needs to get which type of tax form, we must be able to properly classify … Read More

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Among other provisions, ARPA created a 100% COBRA premium subsidy and additional COBRA enrollment rights for certain employees (and their families) including employees who lost group health plan coverage due to an involuntary termination (gross misconduct does not apply) or reduction of hours.   Who is eligible? A … Read More