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TSTA House of Delegates

The TSTA House of Delegates (HoD) is TSTA’s highest decision-making body and serves a vital role in the governance of TSTA. Delegates are elected as representatives to the HoD, and may establish goals for TSTA, amend its bylaws, and act on recommendations from the TSTA officers, board, or committees. Elections for officers, NEA Directors, and At-Large members of the TSTA Board are held at this annual assembly.

The 140th Annual TSTA convention will take place at the Embassy Suites Frisco, located at 7600 John Q Hammons Dr, Frisco, TX 75034. Complete the following lodging request form in order to secure lodging for the HoD: https://tsta.wufoo.com/forms/hotel-registration-form-2019-tsta-hod/. Rooms are $149 for a single/double, $159 for a triple, and $169 for a quad. The deadline for lodging requests is April 1. Contact the TSTA Center for Executive and Governance by emailing anezkac@tsta.org or calling 512-476-5355 if you need assistance. Please do not contact the hotel directly.

The House of Delegates will begin Friday afternoon, April 26th, and continue throughout Saturday, April 27th. Registration for the convention begins on Friday, April 26th, and continues on Saturday, April 27th. Open hearing(s) will be held Friday morning, as well as professional development workshops, many available for continuing education credit. Voting will take place Saturday morning.

The theme for the TSTA 2019 Young Artist Contest is “The Heroes Around Me in My Public School”. Entries must be mailed to the TSTA HQ postmarked no later than February 28, 2019. The art submissions application is available here. All artwork will be displayed at the 2019 TSTA House of Delegates and voted on by the assembled delegates. We look forward to seeing all the artwork! If you have any questions about the Art Contest, please email Crystal Carpenter at crystal@tsta.org.

Please see the current schedule for the HoD below, but keep in mind that it is subject to change.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m. – Advisory Committee Meeting
1:30 p.m. – Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, April 26
7:00 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. – Special Interest Exhibits
8:00 a.m. – Open Hearings
9:15 a.m. – Professional Development Workshops (CPE Credit)
10:30 a.m. – Professional Development Workshops (CPE Credit)
12:30 p.m. – Parliamentary Procedures Workshop
2:30 p.m. – House of Delegates Opening Ceremony and Meeting

Saturday, April 27
6:30 a.m. – Registration
7:00 a.m. – Regional/Caucus Meetings
8:00 a.m. – Special Interest Exhibits
8:30 a.m. – Voting/Elections
10:00 a.m. – House of Delegates Meeting
12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Recognized Caucus Meetings
2:00 p.m. – House of Delegates Meeting