Mapping All of the Private Schools in Texas:
                        A TPSA Project



Have you wondered where all of these private schools are in Texas?  TPSA has partnered with CAPE to plot all private schools in Texas on a google map that is accessible by this link.

This data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics and includes accredited and unaccredited schools.  The TPSA database is a bit more up-to-date with information on accredited schools, but it does not contain the required latitudinal and longitudinal data to plot the schools. 

TPSA will be using this information and graphic analysis in conversations with legislators and in discussions with policy groups who need information about private schools in the state.


August Featured Schools

Congratulations to the Momentous Institute in Dallas, Redeemer Lutheran School in Austin, San Marcos Academy, St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Houston, and Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park.  We wish each of these amazing featured schools a healthy and happy start to the new school year! 





TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCIL'S ADVISORS WORKSHOP

SEPT. 25 & 26, EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER SAN MARCOS

Hear from DR. BRENÉ BROWN, PHIL BOYTE, MICHELLE MCGRATH, ELANCIA FELDER, HARRIET TURK, and HOUSTON KRAFT, as well as Texas experts on student activities.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS $120 BEFORE SEPT. 6th.  ONSITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.
 





The Centers for Disease Control and Preventation and the
United States Department of Education Present:

 


Zika Virus Response Planning: 

What School Administrators Need to Know

Friday, August 19th from 12:30 to 1:30 CST



Click here to join the webinar via Zoom.  If you have trouble accessing Zoom, click here for help. 

For more information on Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators in the Continental United States and Hawaii, access this link: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/schools.html.

We encourage you to also view the REMS TA Center's Keeping Students and Staff Safe from Infectious Diseases web page for additional resources:  http://www.rems.ed.gov/KeepSchoolsSafeFromDiseases.aspx.



September 1st is open enrollment for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and the beginning of the application period for the Match the Promise Scholarship Foundation.

You can lock in Texas public college tuition at today's prices.  Free posters are available for your families - contact Maricela Arce at [email protected]



 
 

Join the Winning TPSA Team! It is an Olympic-Sized Year for our Schools.



This postcard should be in your school's mailbox this week.  Please make sure your school joins TPSA as we begin this very important year that includes another legislative session.  

Membership dues are $1.20 per student.  Application forms may be found here, or for renewals simply mail a check to:
3801 N. Capital of TX Hwy, Ste E-240 PMB 173
Austin, TX  78746

Join your voice with ours as we seek to protect the independence and autonomy of private schools and provide the public voice for all of the private schools in Texas.


Overtime Rules Webinar
Scheduled for TPSA Member Schools
Thursday, August 25th at 12pm CST



If you are confused about the new federal regulations from the Department of Labor that go into effect on December 1st, 2016 concerning exempt vs. non-exempt employees, then you are not alone!

If you are not aware of the new regulations in paying overtime to hourly vs. salaried employees, then this webinar is a must. 

Tom Cathey with ACSI has agreed to offer a webinar to TPSA member schools to help clarify any questions!

Login instructions were sent to TPSA member schools in July. If you are not yet a member of TPSA, but would benefit from this information, please email Laura at [email protected]