The Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) — TASA’s popular district-led network of school leaders looking to transform the traditional A-F accountability system into a Community-Based Accountability System — is expanding for 2022-23! Superintendents interested in creating a system of accountability that empowers communities and student-centered schools are invited to apply by August 26.

As a TPAC district, your district will:

  • be part of a collaborative network that has the power to truly transform public education in Texas
  • learn from districts from across Texas that are approaching district and campus improvement in a completely new way
  • gain resources, models, and examples of organizational transformation that increase transparency, build community involvement and stakeholder buy-in, provide leaders with actionable data, and strengthen the leadership within the district
  • enhance your ability to lead in times of change

2022-23 TPAC Events

While the 2022-23 TPAC events are still under development by the all-district leader-led TPAC Design Team, the events will center around the emerging needs of school leaders while maintaining an emphasis on the principles outlined in the TASA Visioning Document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas (special focus on Articles III and IV: Assessment for Learning and Accountability for Learning). Published in 2008, the document has come to guide the school transformation movement in the state. Districts that join TPAC will have the opportunity to attend two (2) in-person events — one in the fall 2022 and one in spring 2023:

  • TPAC Meeting #1: Tuesday, October 4, and Wednesday, October 5. This meeting will be hosted by Georgetown ISD in the North Austin area. Day 1 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a group dinner. Day 2 is 8 a.m. to noon.
  • TPAC Meeting #2: Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30. This meeting will be hosted by the Holdsworth Center, Lake Austin Campus. Day 1 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a group dinner. Day 2 is 8 a.m. to noon.

Kickoff Event for All New Members

The 2022-23 TPAC kick-off event in October will also include a new-district leader orientation to help our new members dive into the theoretical framework of Community-Based Accountability. Details for the orientation component will be shared after the TPAC 2022-23 sign-up period.

Fees and Additional Seats

The fee to cover 2022-23 event-related expenses is $500 per participating district leader. Districts may request up to five (5) total seats for members of their district CBAS team (central office or campus leaders). Districts do not have to bring the same team members to all TPAC events; they may bring different leaders to each event. Before each event, districts will be asked to provide the name(s) of the team members who will attend.

How to Apply

A limited number of seats are available for new members, so leaders interested signing up for TPAC for 2022-23 should complete this online application by the end of day August 26.

Please be prepared to describe:

  • your experience with school transformation and why you are interested in Community-Based Accountability Systems for your district
  • how you have incorporated the visioning document principles into your leadership practice
  • what you hope to gain from being part of TPAC

More Information

You are invited to learn more about TPAC here or to contact a current TPAC member to discuss their experience (member districts are listed on the TPAC webpage). Learn more about Community-Based Accountability Systems and the districts leading the work here.

If you have questions about TPAC or the application process, please contact Eric Simpson or Maria Cruz at 512.477.6361.