TASA/TASB Legislative Conference

Register now for the February 21 event. Attendees receive updates on legislative activities and proposed bills to prepare for meetings with lawmakers and staff in Austin.

TASB Legal Services

TASB Legal Services has created a memo that sets out important dates, deadlines, and quick answers to frequently asked election questions.

Don’t let your key district staff miss out on valuable training at the Administrative Professionals Conference February 23-24 at TASB headquarters.
 

Thanks, Board Members!

January is School Board Recognition Month, a special time to show appreciation to more than 7,200 dedicated men and women who serve our schools and communities.

TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Awards

Register now for the XG Summit on January 12–13 in Austin. State and national thought leaders will examine how school boards affect student performance.

TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Awards

Check out highlights of trends and changes in chief administrator pay and benefits in the recently released 2016–17 Superintendent Salary Survey conducted by TASB HR Services.

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 in Houston on Sept. 24 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.
Districts of Innovation
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Policy Service News

January 17, 2017
Vantage Points: A Board Member's Guide to Update 107

December 2, 2016
Update Preview to Update 107

November 1, 2016
Policy Alert: ESSA Transportation Procedures for Students in Foster Care

September 20, 2016
Policy Alert: Attorney General Opinion on Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

September 16, 2016
Revised Wellness Policy and Wellness Plan Starting Points

August 24, 2016
Update 52 to the Regulations Resource Manual

August 17, 2016
Update 106 to the Policy Reference Manual

August 15, 2016
New video tutorials: Regulations Resource Manual and Editing Policy Documents

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Model contract changes
What changes were made to the model contracts for 2017? Find out in this month's Q&A!

Most health insurance premiums rising in Texas districts, cost passed on to employees
Most responding Texas school districts (82 percent) saw their health insurance costs rise in 2016‒17, according to the latest health insurance premiums survey conducted by TASB HR Services.

Building teacher career pathways in Texas schools, part 2
The second half of this two-part story explores different practices from various districts on how they map out their teacher career pathways.

Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
Recognize businesses and organizations that support local public schools in your district. Online submissions for the annual program are open for the 2016-17 school year.

See which entities were recognized for standing up for Texas public schools last year.

TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly
Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover 2016 Annual Report : Passport to OpportunityThe year 2016 provided a passport to a great many opportunities and challenges for the local public education leaders of Texas. Throughout the year, TASB remained steadfast as a source of advocacy, information, training, and high-quality services in support of local Texas school districts. The TASB 2016 Annual Report, a special edition of Texas Lone Star magazine, offers a look back at this dynamic year.

 
 
Important Dates

Jan. 25 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar (WGLS)
Registration opens

Jan. 31 TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Awards
Application deadline

Feb. 4 WGLS
Housing deadline

Feb. 16 TASA/TASB Legislative Conference
Registration deadline

Feb. 17 WGLS
Preregistration deadline

Feb. 20 TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals
Registration deadline

Feb. 24 Texas Breakfasts at NSBA
Deadline to reserve tickets

Mar. 10 National School Boards Association Annual Conference
Regular registration deadline

Executive Search Services

dubus_mexia.jpgMexia ISD Hires New Superintendent

On January 4, the Mexia ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Lyle DuBus as the district's new superintendent. DuBus most recently served as superintendent in Harts Blluff ISD.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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