Temporary Flexibility on I-9 and Notarization Requirements

Due to ever changing circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security and Governor Greg Abbott announce temporary flexibility on I-9 compliance requirements and personal appearances to notary publics. Form I-9 Compliance The DHS announced that it will exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form … Read More

What Types of Loan Forgiveness Programs Are Available for Teachers?

Did you know that many teachers in our Texas charter schools qualify for thousands of dollars of student loan debt forgiveness?  This could make a HUGE difference in the lives of your teachers! Today’s Tip covers five student loan forgiveness programs available to Texas teachers, based on specific circumstances and qualifiers. Read below to find out … Read More

Misconduct Reporting Portal

The 86th Legislative Session in 2019 passed House Bill 3, which was passed to further protect the safety and welfare of Texas students in several ways, one of those being now requiring schools to report certain allegations of misconduct against non-certified employees. Under TEC §21.006 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §249.14, school leaders have been … Read More

Certification Requirements for Charter School Teachers

In many ways, ISDs and Charter schools share common requirements and compliance items. However, in just as many ways, requirements between the two entity types differ. The realm of teacher certifications brings one of these differences to the forefront. Are teachers at open-enrollment charter schools required to hold a certification? The short answer is, it … Read More

Service Records

Do you feel overwhelmed with all the “must-knows” and “must-dos” of service records? Don’t be! We’ll review frequently asked questions and provide helpful tools that will guide you to success. What is a service record? A service record is the official document used to record years of service claimed for salary increment purposes. Service records … Read More

Completing Your Semi-Annual Certification for Federally Funded Staff

If you are paying all or part of a qualified campus-based staff position from Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B, or State Compensatory Education (SCE) funds and you have received approval to use the TEA Substitute Time and Effort form for Fall 2019, then it is time to complete the Semi-Annual Certification form for the first … Read More

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

How Do I Bring Out the Best in My New Hires?

Hiring the right team member is vital to the success of your organization and your students, and how you welcome and onboard your new hire is a critical component to ensuring their success and retention. Having a solid plan in place for HOW to onboard your new hire is as important as hiring them in … Read More

Need To Knows About the Federal School Report Card

What is the Federal School Report Card? Every district that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distributing the state-, district- and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents of all enrolled students, and the general public. The CSS team will be working with campus and charter administrators to facilitate … Read More

What Types of Loan Forgiveness Programs Are Available for Teachers?

Did you know that many teachers in our Texas charter schools qualify for thousands of dollars of student loan debt forgiveness?  This could make a HUGE difference in the lives of your teachers! Today’s Tip covers five student loan forgiveness programs available to Texas teachers, based on specific circumstances and qualifiers. Read below to find out … Read More