• TSPRA offices will be closed Nov. 25-27. 

    TSPRASeal2InchEnjoy your Thanksgiving holiday. The TSPRA State Office will be open as normal Monday, Nov. 30. 

  • Register for the 2016 TSPRA Annual Conference at Horseshoe Bay Resort

    PRFitwebTSPRA is now accepting conference registrations. Click here to access the links to register. If you're registering as a member, you MUST be logged into the website to access the form. 

  • Apply for a 2016 Conference Scholarship 

    PRFitwebTSPRA is giving away two scholarships to members for the 2016 Annual Conference. For eligibility information and instructions on how to apply, log in to the TSPRA website and click "Scholarships" in the left hand Member Area menu.
  • Congratulations to
    the TSPRA Peachjar winner:
    Veronica Castillon

    Castillon VeronicaVeronica Castillon of Laredo ISD will receive a scholarship for the 2015 NSPRA National Seminar in Nashville courtesy of Peachjar. 

  • Watch the 2015 CTPS 
    Video Contest Winners

    RBFCU Logo 2012Click here for links to the statewide video winners for the 2015 Celebrate Texas Public Schools Video Contest, sponsored by Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union.

TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 216, November 18, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
Celebrate Giving Tuesday in your district

Other Stories
 Proposed bylaws changes
Scholarship deadline
♦ Sponsor Spotlight

Upcoming Events
and MORE!home newspaper


A Claim, a Fact, a Benefit 

Here's a method that will help you write a good single-point message. It should contain a claim, a fact and a benefit. For example:
Claim: The new reading curriculum has had proven success across the country.
Fact: It has raised reading scores by a minimum of 22 percent.
Benefit: As a result, we expect similar gains in reading competency for our students.

- Jim Dunn, APR, president of
Jim Dunn & Associates,
Liberty, Mo., and an NSPRA past president

TSPRA Tweets

April 24-27
STARR Testing

April 25
TSPRA East Texas Meeting

April 26
Take our daughters and sons to work day

April 26
TSPRA West Central Texas Meeting

April 27
HASPRA Meeting

April 30
Deadline to order Star Awards duplicates

May 1
Deadline for submitting STAAR 15% grade deferral waiver requests to TEA

May 4
Generation TX Day

May 4
SPRINT Meeting

May 10
Board2Board Training
San Antonio

May 15
Deadline for joining NSPRA for $25 rebate to TSPRA

May 15

Deadline TASB Superintendent of the Year nominations

May 16
SASPRA Meeting

June 14
TSPRA Executive Committee meeting

June 29
Deadline TASA School Board of the Year nominations

July 8-11
NSPRA National Seminar

October 22
School Finance Lawsuit Trial begins



TSPRA is preparing to launch a member satisfaction survey with the help of our sponsors at K12 Insight. Stay tuned for more details.