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Trustees adopt TASB legislative agenda
School board members from around the state, serving as their districts’ official delegates to the TASB Delegate Assembly, adopted the TASB 2018-2020 Advocacy Agenda on Saturday, September 29 during the TASA/TASB Convention in Austin. The Agenda will guide TASB’s advocacy efforts during the 86th Legislature and will ensure that school district voices are represented at the Capitol and elsewhere. Learn more.

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  • TASB Legal Services' Deadlines for May 4, 2019 School District Trustee Elections (pdf) provides important dates and deadlines applicable to school districts preparing for the May 4, 2019 trustee election.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Visitors to School Property and School Events (pdf) provides guidance related to school visitors, including visitor screening, sex offenders, prohibited activities, and excluding disruptive parents and others from school property or school events.
  • TASB Legal Services' document Guidelines for Responding to Allegations of Educator Misconduct (pdf) was developed in collaboration with representatives from school districts, law enforcement, TEA, SBEC, the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, and other entities. The Guidelines provide considerations for school districts to develop plans with local authorities for responding to allegations of sexual harassment, improper relationships, and child abuse.
  • Last month's most-viewed eSource page: Governance—Districts of Innovation.

Job Openings Continue to Outpace Job Seekers
A BLS report from the month of January found job openings in the U.S. have risen to 7.6 million.

Using Personal Leave for Extended Family Illness
Identifying what type of paid leave applies when an employee needs extended leave to care for a family member is just as important as determining eligibility for family and medical leave.

Creditable Experience for Paraprofessionals Transitioning to a Teaching Role
Many districts are offering or developing grow your own programs to address teacher shortages. One viable source of candidates is instruction aides.

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Gonzales ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On March 19, the Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. 

Silsbee ISD Names Lone Finalist

On March 19, the Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees named Gregg Weiss as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Weiss currently serves as principal in Hawkins ISD.

Whitewright ISD Hires New Superintendent

On March 11, the Whitewright ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Brian Garner as the district’s new superintendent. Garner most recently served as the superintendent in Riesel ISD. 

Santa Rosa ISD Hires New Superintendent

On March 7, the Santa Rosa ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Angela Gonzalez as the district’s new superintendent. Gonzalez most recently served as the superintendent in Ramirez CSD.

Spring Hill ISD Names Lone Finalist

On March 4, the Spring Hill ISD Board of Trustees named Wayne Guidry as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Guidry currently serves as superintendent in Hubbard ISD.

Further details about all search activities can be found on the ESS website.

Texas Lone Star

Texas Lone Star March 2019 Cover

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