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Housing and registration are open for the TASA/TASB Convention October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center.
Add the names of your district’s supporters to the list of more than 680 businesses and organizations that are standing up for Texas public schools.
July 1 is the deadline to submit resolutions that will guide TASB’s response on issues affecting Texas public schools. Be sure your district is heard.
More than 350 media representatives have been named to the 2015 Media Honor Roll for fair and balanced reporting on public education.
Apply today for the next Leadership TASB class. This yearlong program for school board members features recognized experts in leadership development and education.
The BuyBoard website has a new look and broadened features so members and vendors can more easily access information and resources.
Resources abound to help new board members make a smooth transition. Use the TASB Legal checklist to help make sure all details are covered.
Grants totaling $700,000 have been awarded to 180 school districts and other education entities by the TASB Risk Management Fund. These will help implement local loss prevention and safety initiatives.
Nominations for the 2015 Superintendent of the Year are due May 15. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.
Winners of the TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Awards recently were honored at the Funds’ annual conference in Austin.
Housing and registration are open for the Summer Leadership Institute. TASB’s popular training conference is set in San Antonio June 11–13 and in Fort Worth June 18–20.
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.
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.
June 26, 2015: Updated Policy Development Tips
June 2, 2015: Update 49 to the Regulations Resource Manual
May 15, 2015: Update 102 to the Policy Reference Manual
April 30, 2015: Policy Alert: Senate Bill 149: District Actions for the 2014–15 School Year
More news from Policy Service...
Overtime expansion proposal: The DOL announced a highly anticipated rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly five million white-collar workers in 2016. 7/2/15
Obamacare upheld: The Supreme Court just upheld a crucial portion of the Affordable Care Act. 6/29/15
Implications for schools: The Supreme Court backs the right of same-sex couples to marry. 6/29/15
2016 salary budgets: U.S. companies project salary-increase budgets of 2.7 percent, down from 2.9 percent in 2015. 6/25/15
Watch for July update: The 2015 Model Employee Handbook update will be available in mid-July, after we incorporate the changes required by newly passed legislation. 6/11/15
Recognize businesses that stand up for your schools.
See a report on the recent Business/Education Forum!
Watch this year's outstanding videos by students in elementary, middle, and high school.
July 1, 2015
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Housing deposits due
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Delegate and alternate registration deadline
Sept. 18 TASA/TASB Convention
Experts agree that the arts are as crucial as STEM for a child's overall education. The Texas Art Education Association offers a variety of resources for those wanting to reemphasize art in their curricula. Read about the "best practices" compendium and more in the June 2015 Texas Lone Star.
Further details can be found on the ESS Website.
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