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TASB is calling upon school boards to submit Advocacy Resolutions between April 1 and July 1, 2013. Read more.
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The 2013 version of the Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education (pdf) includes detailed analysis on statutory requirements placed upon school districts and summaries of cost factors for districts.
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The 2013 TASA/TASB Legislative Conference will be held on March 27, 2013, at the Hilton Austin Hotel. Hear the latest on education-related legislation and political intelligence from Association staff and Capitol insiders. Learn more.
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May 24, 2013: Vantage Points: A Board Member's Guide to Update 97
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Legal Services has posted memos on 2013 tax rate adoption and tax ratification elections.
Legal Services’ memo on May 2013 trustee elections is now available.
Legal Services has released an article on Guns on School Property.
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Affordable Care Act update: TASB Legal Services has posted an updated version of Texas School Districts and the Affordable Care Act. The new version includes more information on the following:
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On April 30, the Teague ISD Board of Trustees named Nate Carman as the district’s new superintendent. Carman most recently served as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Pine Tree ISD. He began his career as a teacher in Farmington, New Mexico, and later moved to Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. In addition, Carman has served as assistant principal in Lewisville ISD, principal in Wilmer-Hutchins ISD, and director of mathematics Grand Prairie ISD.
Carman will report to the district May 20.
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