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The Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) — TASA’s popular, district-led network of school leaders looking to transform Texas’ A-F accountability system into a Community-Based Accountability System — is expanding for 2023-24! Superintendents interested in creating a system of accountability that empowers communities and student-centered schools are invited to apply by May 24.

As a TPAC district, you will:

  • be part of a collaborative network that has the power to truly transform public education in Texas
  • learn from districts from across the state of Texas approaching district and campus improvement in a completely new way
  • gain resources, models, and examples of organizational transformation that increase transparency, build community involvement and stakeholder buy-in, provide leaders with actionable data, and strengthen the leadership within the district
  • enhance your ability to lead in times of change

2024-25 TPAC Events

While the 2024-25 TPAC events are still under development by the district leader-led TPAC Design Team, the events will center around the emerging needs of school leaders while maintaining an emphasis on the principles outlined in the TASA visioning document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas (special focus on Articles III and IV: Assessment for Learning and Accountability for Learning). Published in 2008, the document has come to guide the school transformation movement in the state. Districts that join TPAC will have the opportunity to attend two in-person events — one in fall 2024 and one in spring 2025:

  • TPAC Meeting #1: Wednesday-Thursday, October 9-10, at the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s Nancy Watten Tech Center. Day 1 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a group dinner. Day 2 is 8 a.m. to noon and will include breakfast.
  • TPAC Meeting #2: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 29-30, at The Holdsworth Center’s Lake Austin Campus. Day 1 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a group dinner. Day 2 is 8 a.m. to noon and will include breakfast.

Fees and Additional Seats

The fee to cover 2024-25 event-related expenses is $500 per participating district leader. Districts may request up to five total seats for members of their district CBAS team (central office or campus leaders). Districts do not have to bring the same team members to all TPAC events; they may bring different leaders to each event. Before each event, districts will be asked to provide the name(s) of the team members who will attend.

How to Apply

A limited number of seats are available for new members, so leaders interested signing up for TPAC for 2024-25 should complete this online application by close of business on Friday, May 24.

Please be prepared to describe:

  • your experience with school transformation and why you are interested in Community-Based Accountability Systems for your district
  • how you have incorporated the visioning document principles into your leadership practice
  • what you hope to gain from being part of TPAC

More Information

You are invited to read more about TPAC or contact a current TPAC member to discuss their experience (member districts are listed on the TPAC webpage). Learn more about Community-Based Accountability Systems and the districts leading the work.

If you have questions about TPAC or the application process, please contact Eric Simpson or Maria Cruz at 512.477.6361.