Flores is New TASB President

Teresa Flores of Ingleside ISD assumed her role as TASB President along with other Association officers at the close of the TASA/TASB Convention.

Admin Conference

Registration is open for the October 19–20 TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals. It offers intensive training for support personnel at the district level.

New Districts of Innovation Resource

TASB Risk Management Fund members are invited to a free symposium November 15.

Updates on litigation trends and relevant state legislation will be covered and much more.

New Districts of Innovation Resource

TASB Legal Services' Districts of Innovation: Policy Guidance for After the Plan discusses best practices for addressing popular innovations in plans and local policies.

Go Mobile at Convention

Create personal schedules, view session descriptors, and access exhibitor listings with the official mobile app. You can sync the app across all of your devices.

Delegate Assembly

Evan Smith, CEO and cofounder of The Texas Tribune, will keynote the 2017 Delegate Assembly in Dallas. Register now to be sure your district's voice is heard.

SOTY Finalists Named

Five chief administrators have been selected as Superintendent of the Year finalists. The winner will be announced at the TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas.

Media Honor Roll

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

Stipends Available

Districts interested in nominating a board member for registration assistance to the NSBA Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC, have until September 29. If you have any questions contact Ruben Longoria or call at 800.580.4885.

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 and support your public schools.

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.

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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Hiring a retiree to substitute in a vacant position
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Reducing calendar days for staff—what do districts have to do?
House Bill (HB) 2610 changed the Texas Education Code by altering instructional requirements from days of instruction to minutes, providing districts greater scheduling flexibility.

4 key factors impacting teacher retention
For HR administrators in Texas, it’s important to understand what’s behind the high turnover rates so you can better prevent teachers from leaving your district, or leaving the profession entirely.

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Hurricane Harvey
We have compiled a list of helpful Hurricane Harvey resources, which will continue to grow as we identify other ways we can help our members in the affected areas. We stand ready to support you. (Updated on September 6, 2017.)
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! Set for October 6-8 in Dallas, this year’s TASA/TASB Convention—the state’s largest annual gathering of local public school board members and school district administrators—features many new and exciting opportunities, as well as the time-honored lineup of General Sessions, In-depth Training Sessions, Thought Leaders, exhibits, displays, and more. 

Read about it and more in the September/October 2017 edition of Texas Lone Star.


Important Dates

Oct. 12 Texas School HR Administrators Academy
Early registration deadline

Oct. 13 Community College Salary Survey
Deadline to participate

Oct. 13 TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals
Regular registration deadline

Oct. 18 National School Boards Association Annual Conference
Registration and housing open

Oct. 24 Extra-Duty Stipend Survey
Survey opens

Executive Search Services

Groesbeck ISD Hires Executive Search Services
On October 2, the Groesbeck ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. 

Further details can be found on the ESS website.

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