SGS Advisors


Welcome System of Great Schools (SGS) Network Advisors! The Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS) is pleased to support Advisors with all SGS related technical and logistical needs. This site will serve as a resource for Advisors to assist with timely information and assistance. The TCDSS is a support to ensure Advisors needs throughout all phases of the SGS process. Advisors bring valuable experience and serve as a vital component to building the inaugural SGS cohort.



Contracting Process


Once you are matched with a specific district, please ensure your Letter of Agreement (LOA) is signed by all parties prior to providing any services.

After the LOA has been signed by all parties, the ESC Region 13 will send a welcome email with all pertinent next steps which include the following:


Most work completed by the EA is virtual.. In order for the Advisor to receive reimbursement for travel,your matched district must submit a Travel Request Form to the Division of System Support and Innovation (DSSI) with a projected itemized cost and rationale for your travel.


How to invoice for payment?



Reimbursement Process


In addition to the contract travel funds with the district, travel is provided for the SGS Kick-off Summit. Advisors will utilize the SGS Participant Reimbursement Form to process travel (airfare, hotel, transportation, etc.).


ESC Region 13/TCDSS
Attention: System of Great Schools
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78723


What documents can be sent via email?

The signed W-9 may be scanned and sent electronically. All other original reimbursements, invoices and receipts must be mailed to the ESC Region 13. The cost of mailing is at the expense of the Advisor (not available for reimbursement). Since original copies are required, the Advisor is encouraged to store scanned copies and/or use a method of service which tracks items.



Fingerprinting Process


All contractors are required to provide a background clearance utilizing fingerprinting prior to performing work in a school district. Please see the link below for the vendor information specific to your state.

Note: All fingerprinting costs will be reimbursed



Placement Process


Information Coming Soon



Application Process


Information Coming Soon



Resources




Frequently Asked Questions


What day of the month are invoices due?

Invoices must be mailed to the ESC Region 13 prior to the 10th of each month.

How do I submit the W-9 for Advisors within my company?

W-9’s should be submitted by the company stated in the Letter of Agreement (LOA) (not individuals).

How will reimbursements be processed for a company?

Individual Advisors will submit the necessary original documents as indicated on the SGS Participant Reimbursement form. The reimbursement will be distributed to the organization listed in the LOA.

What documents can be sent via email?

The signed W-9 may be scanned and sent electronically. All other original reimbursements, invoices and receipts must be mailed to ESC Region 13.

How do I get reimbursed for my travel to the Summit?

Advisors will mail all original hard copies of receipts to ESC Region 13 and utilize the SGS Participant Reimbursement form for the Summit.

How do I get reimbursed for my travel to the Readiness Assessment?

Advisors will mail all original hard copies of receipts to ESC Region 13 and utilize the SGS Participant Reimbursement form for the Readiness Assessment.

When do I begin utilizing my monthly invoice per my Letter of Agreement (LOA) stipulations?

The Advisor will itemize and input work completed online via link to individual folder (see email). The ESC Region 13 will download the itemized report and request a signature from the district and/or SGS designee. The Advisor will print the monthly invoice and include any pertinent travel reimbursement (receipts, form, etc.). The work completed should begin with the Readiness Assessment.