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Support from the business community is critical to our schools. Join an important conversation on April 28 with business and education leaders from across the state.
TASB’s annual spring workshops start this month. Sessions are offered throughout the state, so make plans now to attend.
Winners of the student video contest have been chosen. First prize of $5,000 and second prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the winning campuses in each category.
Members of the TASB Risk Management Fund’s grant-eligible programs have until April 3 to apply for the 2015 Loss Prevention Grants. Don’t lose out!
Reporters who are fair and balanced in their coverage of public education deserve a pat on the back. Say thanks by adding them to the 2015 Media Honor Roll.
Add to the growing list of businesses and community groups that are standing up for public schools. Submit names of those who support your district. Also, plan to attend the Business/Education Forum on April 28.
Make plans to attend the TASA/TASB Legislative Conference set for March 25 at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel. The conference is free, but preregistration is required.
Entries for TASB’s video contest are ready for viewing. See why Texas students are saying “Texas Public Schools Rock!”
School board candidates can learn more about the work of a trustee in a free webinar set for February 23 and repeated March 26. Preregistration is required.
February 16 is the deadline for the February 19-20 Administrative Professionals Conference at TASB offices.
A new article, “Social Media Guidelines for School Board Members”, offers practical tips for avoiding legal and ethical problems in the use of online communications about school district matters.
Housing is open for the Winter Governance and Legal Seminar in Corpus Christi March 5-7. Board members can earn up to 14 hours of training credit. Registration opens January 28.
This year’s Member Survey focuses on what is critical for members and how TASB can continue to provide the best possible service. Please share your thoughts about the Association by January 30.
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Register Now for 2015 Legislative Conference
The 2015 TASA/TASB Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 25, 2015 at the J.W. Marriott Austin Hotel. This event provides trustees and administrators with an opportunity to learn about important issues being considered by state legislators and advocate on behalf of their local districts. Learn more and register today.
Updated Transparency Document
Texas public schools are on the leading edge of the movement to make government more transparent. Public Schools and Transparency (pdf) includes detailed analysis on the statutory requirements outlining the many ways that our schools must share information with the public.
April 17, 2015: Vantage Points: A Board Member's Guide to Update 102
April 13, 2015: Policy Alerts (2): Employee Notification: 2015–2016 School Year and Annual Review of Key Policies: 2015–2016 School Year
March 27, 2015: Spanish editable text is now available for the 2015–16 TASB Model Student Handbook.
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Pay raise survey sent to program contacts: The deadline to participate in HR Services' Prospective Pay Increase/Supplemental Pay survey is Friday, April 24. The results of pay portion of the survey will be reported in the May issue of HR Exchange. 4/16/15
College grad hiring up: A new NACE Job Outlook Update indicates that employers will hire 9.6 percent more new college graduates than they did in 2014. 4/16/15
Equal Pay Day after two decades: 20 years after the first Equal Pay Day, women still earn 78 cents on the dollar compared to men. 4/16/15
Recognize businesses that stand up for your schools.
Registration for the Business/Education Forum is now open.
Watch this year's outstanding videos by students in elementary, middle, and high school.
April 17, 2015
Apr. 22 Business/Education Forum
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Beaumont ISD Names Lone Finalist
On April 13, the Beaumont ISD Board of Trustees named John Frossard as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Frossard currently serves as superintendent in Wichita Falls ISD.
Further details can be found on the ESS Website.
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