More than 450 media representatives have been named to the 2017 Media Honor Roll for fair and balanced reporting on public education.

Take Action During the Special Legislative Session

Send a letter to your legislators telling them to oppose vouchers and adequately fund public schools. It’s easy with TASB’s Texans for Strong Public Schools website.

Model Student Code and Handbook Available

TASB Policy Service has released Spanish and English versions of the 2017–18 Model Student Code of Conduct and post-legislative supplement to the Model Student Handbook.

Every Student Succeeds Act

Next school year will be the first time that assessment and accountability measured under ESSA will be fully implemented. TASB Legal Services' update on ESSA describes important changes.

Convention Moves to Dallas

Regional winners of TASB’s Superintendent of the Year award have been announced. The annual program honors excellence in educational leadership.

Convention Moves to Dallas

​The new Online Learning Center offers an even better opportunity to learn on your own time and at your own pace. Users will only need their existing myTASB credentials to access courses.

Convention Moves to Dallas

Presentations were made in May to applaud the six school campuses with winning entries in the TASB Student Video Contest. Check out presentation photos and the videos created by these talented students.

Convention Moves to Dallas

Housing and registration are open for the TASA/TASB Convention October 6-9 at the Dallas Convention Center. Make plans now to attend.

Welcome New Board Members!

Resources abound to help ensure a smooth transition. Check out upcoming training events such as the Summer Leadership Institute in June.

Getting on Board

Help spotlight excellence in public school administration Nominations for the 2017 Superintendent of the Year award are due May 15.

Legislative News
Support Your Public School!
Texans for Strong Public Schools brings together taxpayers, parents, teachers, school administrators, and other advocates dedicated to stopping vouchers and improving school funding. Find out how you can get involved.

Delegates Approve New Advocacy Agenda
Delegates from across the state met during the annual TASA/TASB Convention to consider and adopt the 2016-18 TASB Advocacy Agenda. The Agenda will guide TASB's advocacy efforts throughout the upcoming biennium. Read more.

Stay Up-to-Date on Legislative News
Subscribe to TASB's Legislative Report, a weekly e-newsletter, and Legislative Update, published daily during the legislative session, to keep up with all the activities at the state and national capitols.
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Can an employee use state leave at the beginning of the school year? Find out in this month's Q&A!

Recruiting and retaining top tech talent
It's tough to staff schools with quality tech employees, but there are some things a district can do to attract and retain elite tech talent.

T-TESS—A year in review
How did the first year of statewide implementation of T-TESS go? TASB HR Services talked with Texas Education Agency's Linda Johnson to discuss the progress of the new teacher evaluation system.

Data Security Incident
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TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly

Be the Voice of Texas Public Schools!
Texas schools are facing long-term legislative challenges, and it is more important than ever for Texas trustees to stand up and advocate for our schools. Your next step in advocating is the 2017 Delegate Assembly, scheduled for October 7 in Dallas.

Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
LAST CALL for 2016-17: Recognize businesses and organizations that support local public schools in your district. Make your submissions here.

Student Video

The votes have been tallied, and it's time to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Student Video Contest! Thanks to all of the amazing schools who took the time to show us why their school and Texas public schools in general ROCK! The winning videos are now featured on the video gallery page, and all of the other fantastic videos are still accessible, so be sure to check them out.

Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover 2017 August Edition: They're Baaack! The gradual buildup and ensuing collapse of many education-related bills made for a disappointing 85th regular session.

Lawmakers are now back for a special session, and once again, vouchers are on the table. Read about it and more in the August 2017 edition of Texas Lone Star.


Important Dates

Aug. 25 TASA/TASB Convention
Housing deposits due

Aug. 25 Superintendent Salary Survey 
Deadline to participate

Aug. 29 TASB director nomination candidate endorsements
Submission deadline

Sept. 5 District Personnel Salary Survey
Participation opens

Sept. 8 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate registration deadline

Sept. 22 TASA/TASB Convention
Preregistration deadline

Oct. 6 District Personnel Salary Survey 
Deadline to participate

Executive Search Services


Ken BaughCulberson County-Allamoore ISD Names Lone Finalist

On July 27, the Culberson County-Allamoore ISD Board of Trustees named Ken Baugh as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Baugh currently serves as superintendent in Throckmorton ISD.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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