The TCTA Representative Assembly will convene Jan. 31-Feb. 1
at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol during TCTA's 2019 Convention. (The Directors' Council will meet Jan. 30.)

Delegates to the TCTA Representative Assembly can participate in TCTA business meetings and elections, earn CPE hours, interact with TCTA’s statewide leadership and headquarters staff, visit lawmakers at the State Capitol and have fun collaborating with other members.

How to register

Local association presidents must submit names of voting delegates for the TCTA Representative Assembly through the online registration form (which is coming soon). The Membership Department will send local association presidents their projected delegate counts and rebate information packets in December. Local association presidents who have questions or need assistance 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 Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th St., Austin, TX 78701.

Room rates are:

  • $199 per night (plus tax) for single or double occupancy. 
  • $219 per night (plus tax) for triple occupancy.
  • $239 per night (plus tax) for quadruple occupancy.

TCTA's hotel block will be available for reservations soon. Check back for more details in mid-November.

Transportation to the hotel:

  • Taxi rides from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are about $20.
  • Discount airport shuttles are available through Super Shuttle using the TCTA discount code: 2557U.

Convention schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • The Executive Board and Directors' Council meet.
  • 2 to 7 p.m.: Registration for convention delegates in the ballroom foyer.

Thursday, Jan. 31

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Registration for convention delegates in the ballroom foyer.
  • 9 to 10 a.m.: Legislative briefing for Capitol Visit (1 hour CPE credit)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Capitol Visit (lunch on your own)
  • 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.: CPE breakout session (1.25 hours CPE credit)
  • 3 to 5 p.m.: Representative Assembly, first and second business meetings
  • 5 to 5:30 p.m.: District Coordinating Council meetings
  • 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.: Election voting

Friday, Feb. 1

  • 7 to 8 a.m.: Continental breakfast
  • 8 to 9 a.m.: CPE breakout session (1 hour CPE credit)
  • 9 to 10 a.m.: CPE breakout session (1 hour CPE credit)
  • 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.: CPE breakout session (1.25 hours CPE credit)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch on your own and runoff voting, if necessary
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m.: Keynote address (0.5 hour CPE credit)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Representative Assembly, third business meeting and election results

(More details and descriptions of CPE sessions will be available in mid-November.)

Elections & TCTA Business

Elect TCTA’s state leaders and vote on any TCTA governance amendments between 5:45 and 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Join the discussions on association business and education policy during the business meetings. Statewide offices open for election this year include:

  • President-elect
  • Governance Committee Chair
  • Legislation Committee Chair
  • Membership Committee Chair
  • Professional Rights & Responsibilities Committee Chair

Qualifications and Consent Forms for candidates for statewide TCTA office are due by Nov. 2, 2018, to be on the official ballot. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the first business meeting of the Representative Assembly on Jan. 31, 2019 (individuals nominated from the floor will not be on the printed ballot but will be write-in candidates).

For more information about qualifications, 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 mid-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 2019 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. 2, 2018, 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. 2, 2018, to qualify for a lower voting percentage for adoption; however, amendments may be submitted from the Representative Assembly floor in January 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.