Superintendent of the Year

Nominations for the 2014 Superintendent of the Year award are due May 15 at the regional education service centers. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.

Innovation Awards

Winners of the TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Awards were recently honored at the Fund’s annual conference. Each receive $1,000 to supplement ongoing risk management efforts.

Fiscal Fitness Camp

Learn how to flex your strong fiscal know-how when budget season rolls around. Enroll now in a new training session, Fiscal Fitness Camp, held the night before each Summer Leadership Institute.


Housing opens April 1 for the Summer Leadership Institute, set June 19-21 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and June 26-28 at the Fort Worth Omni. Registration opens April 8.

Spring Has Sprung

TASB's annual spring workshops start April 9, with sessions offered throughout the state. Make plans now to attend.

Fund Members' Conference

The TASB Risk Management Fund's annual Members' conference is slated for March 30-April 1 and is free for all Fund Members. Register on line now.

Call for Convention programs

See your district successes spotlighted this fall at a TASA/TASB Convention session. Submissions for the program are being accepted on school leadership and management issues

Board training requirements might increase

Let us know what you think about possible rule changes on school board member continuing education. Take this short survey to help us gauge member thoughts

Media Honor Roll

Reporters who are fair and balanced in their coverage of public education deserve a pat on the back. Say thanks to these individuals by adding them to the 2014 Media Honor Roll.

Loss Prevention Grants

Members of the TASB Risk Management Fund's Workers' Compensation pool coverage and Property and Auto programs have until March 21 to apply for the 2014 Loss Prevention Grants. Don't lose out!

Contest for
Future Architects

Public high school students can earn rewards by redesigning an existing library in their school district. This year's Claycomb Student Architecture Contest is open, and the deadline for intent to enter is March 3.

Time is
Running Out

Your ideas matter and can make a big difference, but we need to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete the TASB member survey.

SOTY Finalists Named

Five finalists have been selected for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year. The winner will be announced September 28 in Dallas at the Austin TASA/TASB Annual Convention.

Overview of House Bill 5 Available

TASB Legal Service's Summary of House Bill 5 (pdf) provides an overview of legislation that changed high school graduation requirements, state assessments, and public school accountability.

Federal Relations Network

Trustees interested in attending the 2014 Federal Relations Network conference can apply for registration assistance. Applications for the FRN stipend program are being accepted until September 13.

Convention Reminders

Hotel deposits are due August 23 for the TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas and preregistration is open until September 13.

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Help shape TASB's Advocacy Agenda!

TASB is calling upon districts to submit resolutions for inclusion in the 2014-16 Advocacy Agenda. Submitted directly by school boards and approved by the Delegate Assembly, resolutions provide districts with an opportunity to develop a legislative agenda that reflects the needs of students and schools across the state. Submit your resolutions using this standard form (doc). Learn more.

LAC members to develop advocacy priorities

Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) members will meet May 3 in Austin and June 19 in San Antonio to meld regional priorities identified at TASB Grassroots Meetings into one statewide draft of priorities to be included in the TASB Advocacy Agenda. Learn more.

Policy Service News

April 15, 2014: Policy AlertU.S. Department of Education "Dear Colleague" Letter on Student Discipline

April 8, 2014: Two new Policy Alerts, Employee Notification and Annual Review of Key Policies for the 2014–2015 school year

March 31, 2014: Spanish materials added to the 2014–15 Model Student Handbook

March 25, 2014: Update 99 to the Policy Reference Manual

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HR Services News

Register for symposium: TASB HR Services and the Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness will host a one-day symposium on human capital management systems on Monday, April 28, 2014. Texas districts that received Teacher Incentive Fund grants will discuss their use of rigorous teacher evaluations tied to student achievement and professional development tied to evaluation outcomes. The symposium takes place at the Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel and costs $175. Register today! 4/14/14

Important Dates

May 1 Leadership TASB application process begins

May 9 Summer Leadership Institute housing deposits due

May 15 National School Boards Association Southern Region Conference housing reservation deadline

May 15 Superintendent of the Year nomination deadline

June 2 Exhibit of School Architecture deadline for agreements and project fees

June 4 National School Boards Association Southern Region Conference registration deadline

June 6 Summer Leadership Institute San Antonio registration deadline

June 13 Summer Leadership Institute Fort Worth registration deadline

June 16 TASA/TASB Convention housing and registration open

June 23 Exhibit of School Architecture deadline for project submissions

July 1 Advocacy Agenda Resolutions deadline to submit resolutions

Texas Lonestar and More

Cover of April Texas Lone StarFor school leaders to communicate effectively, they need to understand that there are now four generational groups in today’s workplace. Take a look in the April Texas Lone Star.


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Banquete ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On February 10, the Banquete ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details of this search will appear on the ESS Website.

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