Finalized Events

TPSA is excited to announce that all events are now up to date on the website. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Regions will be finalized after membership registration closes so we can ensure an even distribution of competitors.

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Event Scoring Guidelines

The TPSA Executive Board has heard your comments, concerns, and suggestions regarding Competition Events. Updated scoring guidelines for all events ( except Fire ) will be available 09/04/2019 at 5:00 p.m. Fire Event guidelines will be updated and available by 09/09/2019. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve TPSA.

2019-2020 School Year Updates

The Texas Public Service Association is ecstatic to welcome new and returning chapters to our organization. We have made quite a few changes to our organizational documents to make registration and competition easier for you!

Guiding Documents

We have updated all of our guiding documents to reflect our updated policies and standards. You can check then out by heading here!

Membership

  • New Chapters/Charters: Each school may request one chapter/charter. All advisors and competitors from the same school must compete within the one charter, regardless of the number of students and/or advisors. Explorer Posts are not eligible for membership.
  • Returning Chapters/Charters: Sign in to membership system with login credentials from last year.
  • An individual who wishes to serve in the advisor capacity must be a Law and Public Safety teacher of record for the campus in which they are advising students. An individual may serve as the advisor for only one chapter. Explorer Post advisors who are not a teacher of record may not serve in the advisor capacity.
  • Once the membership application deadline October 7th, 2019 has passed, an invoice will be generated by the TPSA Treasurer and sent via email to the primary advisor of record.
  • Membership Fee:
    • $10.00 per registered member (students and advisors)
    • Membership fees must be paid prior to registering for regional competitions.

Competition Fees

  • Regional Competition: $40.00 / Student Competitor
  • State Competition: $60.00 / Student Competitor
  • Chapter Surcharge: Each chapter will be required to bring the required number (based on chapter membership) of volunteers (non-competitors/adults) to each level of competition. Failure to register the required number of volunteers will result in a surcharge being applied to the chapters invoice. The volunteer scale is as follows. Volunteers will be assigned a position based on need and qualifications. Capture2.PNG
  • All competition fees must be paid in full prior to competition.

Competition Guidelines

  • Emergency Substitutions will only be allowed on a case by case basis up to 5 days prior to the start of competition. Grades do not count as an emergency.
  • Numerous updates have been made to the TPSA guiding documents. Review each guiding document (bylaws, code of conduct, policies, event guidelines) thoroughly with your students prior to competition. Visit the TPSA website frequently to see any new or updated information.
  • A new grievance process is in place. Refer to the TPSA bylaws for specific grievance processes.
  • The Texas Public Service Association has adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY in regard to competitive dishonesty. Competitors found to have violated the integrity of a competitive event will be removed from all registered competitive events. Substitutions will not be allowed in the event the removed competitor is on a team, please note this will disqualify the team from their competitive event.

Northwest and West Regional Representative Open Positions

TPSA is looking for dedicated individuals to serve as

Northwest & West* Regional Representatives

Applications will open now and remain open until filled. Regions who do not have a regional representative at the start of Regional Competition Registration will be required to travel to an alternate region to compete. * It is preferred that you live/work in the region that you are applying for, however, it is not mandatory.

Northwest and West Regional Representative Open Positions

TPSA is looking for dedicated individuals to serve as

Northwest & West* Regional Representatives

Applications will open 06/23/19 and remain open until 07/12/2019. Regions who do not have a regional representative at the start of Regional Competition Registration will be required to travel to an alternate region to compete. * It is preferred that you live/work in the region that you are applying for, however, it is not mandatory.

Email Subscription

You can now subscribe to TPSA updates via Email. Visit http://tpsa.info/subscribe to sign up.

Open Leadership Positions

There are two open leadership postitions in TPSA. Visit https://www.texaspublicserviceassociation.org/organization/positions to learn more.

Election

Election information regarding Treasurer and Social Media coordinator is now posted!

Dress Code Update

We've updated the guidelines of the dress code policy for Business wear. These updates were meant to allow competitors more freedom and to match the current modern dress standards.

The following changes have occurred.

  • Pants and Suit jackets no longer have match/be dark colored
  • Shirts no longer have to be solid color
  • Mens shoes no longer have to be leather, just dress shoes

We hope these new updates will allow competitors greater freedom and flexibility.

Scholarships Close Soon

The 🗓 deadline for the scholarship application is coming up. Make sure to submit your application by Monday 3/4 at 11:55 PM CST.