The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) is a voluntary, nonprofit, statewide educational association that serves and represents local Texas school districts and was established in 1949 with two main goals in mind:
- To share information through publications and training to help Texas board members serve their communities more effectively.
- To speak with a unified voice to decision makers to chart the best future for Texas public schools.
TASB's membership includes all 1,030 Texas school districts, 20 regional education service centers, 50 community colleges, 16 tax appraisal districts, and 137 shared service arrangements. The Association represents the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state (more than 7,000 school board members) that serves over 4.9 million Texas students.
Local school boards govern TASB through the Association's Board of Directors, an annual Delegate Assembly (which serves as TASB's general policy making body), and a Grassroots Process used to develop the Association's Advocacy Agenda. Policies and decisions made by the Delegate Assembly are translated into action by the TASB Board, a 44 member body made up of school board members representing every region of the state.
TASB's official positions on legislative and regulatory matters are incorporated into the Association's biennial Advocacy Agenda developed through TASB's Grassroots Process and resolutions adopted annually by the Association's Delegate Assembly. Although TASB's specific stance on education issues may change over time, the Association remains dedicated to the preservation of local control of public education.
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TASB's products and services are provided to members as part of their annual membership dues or on a fee basis, depending upon the service.
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