• Submit your 2014 Star Awards Entries

    TSPRA will begin accepting entries for the 2014 Star Awards competition in the State Office on Oct. 1. For information on categories, deadlines and submission instructions, log into the TSPRA website and click the 2014 Star Awards tab in the member area. 
  • TSPRA awarded NSPRA Mark of Distinction for CTPS campaign

    NSPRAs Exemplary Chapter 2014NSPRA judges have awarded TSPRA's Celebrate Texas Public Schools campaign with a Mark of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter. Congratulations to all those who helped make the CTPS program what it is today. Click here for more information.
  • Watch the 2014 Celebrate Texas Public Schools Video Contest Winners

    CTPS for webJudges have announced the statewide winners in the 2014 Celebrate Texas Public Schools Video Contest, sponsored by Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to see the list of winners.
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TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 170, September 24, 2014
In this issue...

Feature Story
The Nominating Committee charts the course for TSPRA's future

Other Stories
 Proposed Bylaws Changes
 Conference Proposals
 Scholarship Information

Upcoming Events
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TSPRA Tweets

TSPRA Austin

TSPRA's Bright Idea recipient, "Go Public," will present at TASA TASB on Sat morn at 9:00. Make plans to attend!

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TSPRA Austin

Make plans to attend the CTPS session at TASA TASB on Sat at 1:30, rm 163D

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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


Stay tuned for the next TSPRA survey!


  • Sept. 2 - Nominations due to the Nominations Committee Chair.
    Oct. 31 - 
    Deadline to renew TSPRA dues before the late fee kicks in. 

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