The TCTA Representative Assembly will convene Feb. 23, 2018, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin during TCTA's Annual Meeting.
(The TCTA Directors' Council will meet Feb. 22.)

During the one-day business meeting, delegates will have the opportunity to earn CPE credit, vote for statewide officers, and consider any submitted governance amendments.

(Online registration will be available soon.)

Important Deadlines

As provided in TCTA's governance documents:

  • Qualifications and Consent Forms for candidates for statewide TCTA office were due by Nov. 25, 2017, to be on the official ballot. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the first business meeting of the Representative Assembly on Feb. 23, 2018 (individuals nominated from the floor will not be on the printed ballot but will be write-in candidates). For more information about qualifications and this year's candidates, click here.
  • Proposed amendments to the TCTA Constitution and Bylaws were due by Nov. 25, 2017, to be eligible for a lower percentage vote for adoption. However, an amendment could be proposed from the RA floor. See below for details.
  • Names of potential delegates-at-large and student delegates must be submitted no later than Dec. 25, 2017, to be included in a random drawing that will determine who fills the available delegate spots. (NOTE: Due to the Christmas holiday, submissions will be accepted through Dec. 26, 2017.) See below for details.

Hotel reservations

Members attending convention can take advantage of TCTA's discounted room rates at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., Austin, TX, 78759.

Room rates are:

  • $179 per night for single or double occupancy.

Click here to make hotel reservations or call Renaissance Reservations toll free at 1-800-468-3571. If you call, be sure to mention your stay is part of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association meeting. Reservations must be made by Feb. 9, 2018, to qualify for the discounted TCTA rate.

Transportation to the hotel:

  • Taxi rides from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport cost about $20.
  • Discount airport shuttles are available through Super Shuttle using the TCTA discount code: 67VZ6.

Annual meeting schedule

Thursday, Feb. 22

  • The Executive Board and Directors' Council meet.
  • 4 to 7 p.m.: Registration for annual meeting delegates in the hotel lobby.

Friday, Feb. 23

  • 7 a.m.: Registration for annual meeting delegates in the hotel lobby.
  • 7 to 8 a.m.: Free continental breakfast in the Ballroom foyer.
  • 8 to 9 a.m.: CPE session on special education, 1 hour CPE credit; Ballroom A.
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m.: Representative Assembly first business meeting in Ballroom A.
  • 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.: Keynote Address by State Board of Education Chair Donna Bahorich, 1 hour CPE credit; Ballroom A.
  • 10:45 to 11 a.m.: Break.
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Representative Assembly second business meeting in Ballroom A.
  • Noon to 12:45 p.m.: District Coordinating Council meetings in Ballrooms A and B.
  • 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.: Voting for 30 minutes in Trinity A and B followed by lunch on your own.
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Concurrent CPE sessions: TCTA legislative staff in Ballroom A and TCTA legal staff in Ballroom B; 1 hour CPE credit.
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Representative Assembly third business meeting in Ballroom A.

Delegates

Local association presidents will be mailed packets containing their projected delegate counts and rebate information in December. 

Delegates-at-Large and Student Delegates

TCTA Active members who teach in school districts with no TCTA local affiliate may serve as voting delegates to the 2018 Representative Assembly. Allocation is made on the basis of one delegate per district for each 50 Active members-at-large (or major fraction thereof).

Student members may serve as nonvoting delegates, and delegate status is allocated on the basis of one delegate for each 50 student members (or major fraction thereof).

Active-level members who teach in school districts without a TCTA local affiliate who are interested in serving as delegates-at-large and student members who are interested in serving as nonvoting student delegates may submit their names to be included in a random drawing that will determine who fills the available delegate spots.

Names are due in writing, received no later than Dec. 26, 2017, to:

TCTA Executive Director
PO Box 1489
Austin TX 78767-1489
Fax: 512-469-9527
Email: webmaster@tcta.org

Governance Amendments

Amendments to the TCTA Constitution or Bylaws must be submitted in writing by Nov. 25, 2017, to qualify for a lower voting percentage for adoption; however, amendments may be submitted from the Representative Assembly floor in February and will require a higher voting majority to pass. The maker must distribute copies of any amendments submitted from the RA floor to all delegates. 

Any amendments received by Nov. 25 will be published by Jan. 24, 2018.