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.)

Delegates to the TCTA Representative Assembly can participate in TCTA business meetings and elections, earn up to 3 hours of CPE, hear from State Board of Education Chairwoman Donna Bahorich, interact with TCTA’s statewide leadership and headquarters staff, and have fun collaborating with other members during the 2018 TCTA Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

How to register

Local association presidents must submit names of voting delegates for the TCTA Representative Assembly through the online registration form. The Membership Department will send local association presidents their projected delegate counts and rebate information packets. 

Preregistration ends Feb. 9. (On-site registration will be available for late registrants.) Local association presidents who have questions or need assistance completing the online form can email membership@tcta.org or call 888-879-8282.

Hotel reservations & transit

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. 

 

The discounted rate is available for Feb. 22. If you want to stay additional nights at the discounted rate, you need to make reservations by phone.

Call Renaissance Reservations toll free at 1-800-468-3571. When 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. (Note: Space is filling fast. We have reached our maximum allotment of rooms with king-size beds.)

Transportation to the hotel:

  • Taxi rides from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are about $55.
  • 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.: Breakout session “Success for Struggling Students: Closing the Achievement Gap,” 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.: Breakout session (attend one): 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.

Click here to download information about the CPE sessions.

(This page can be turned in to your administration with time-off requests.)

Elections & TCTA Business

Elect TCTA’s state leaders and vote on TCTA governance amendments between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m. Friday. Join the discussions on association business and education policy during the business meetings. Statewide offices open for election this year include:

  • President-elect
  • Budget Committee Chair
  • Curriculum & Instruction Committee Chair
  • Teacher Personal Services Committee Chair

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.

Exhibits   

Talk to TCTA attorneys at the Ask-A-Lawyer booth or shop for TCTA swag at the Membership booth. Bring your checkbook for the live auction to benefit ACT for TCTA.

Special needs will be accommodated upon request. Contact Persie Ngo-Hatchie at pngohatchie@tcta.org or 888-879-8282.

Delegates

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

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 of potential delegates-at-large and student delegates must be submitted in writing 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. 

Click here to see the proposed amendments received by Nov. 25.