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Close out the school year with a big thank you to every business and organization that has supported your students’ success. Deadline is June 30.
Apply today for Leadership TASB, an issues-awareness study program that focuses on finding solutions to public educations’ major challenges.
Congratulations new trustees. Check out the
Summer Leadership Institute for upcoming training and online resources to get you jump started.
Winners of the TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Awards recently were honored at the Fund’s annual conference in Austin.
TASB Legal Services has produced its annual memorandum with step-by-step information about conducting a tax ratification election this year.
Nominations for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year award are due May 16 at the regional education service centers. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.
Register now for the Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference April 24–26 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. There is no registration fee for members of any Fund program.
Housing and registration are open for the Summer Leadership Institute. TASB’s popular training conference is set in San Antonio
June 16–18 and in Fort Worth June 30–July 2.
An official sign of spring are the training workshops held each year. Sessions will be offered April 6—May 25 at locations all over the state.
An updated version of the Overview of the Texas School Finance System recently was added to School Law eSource. Legal Services offers a wealth of online resources for all TASB members.
Register now and join community and education leaders to discuss the most effective approaches to partnering for student success.
April 20 • Houston area
May 5 • San Antonio area
Members of the TASB Risk Management Fund’s grant-eligible programs have until April 1 to apply for this year’s loss prevention grants. The application and program criteria are available online.
Entry forms for the Superintendent of the Year program were mailed to board presidents, and all materials can be found online. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.
Take time to thank print, television, radio and online reporters for fair and balanced news about our public schools. The annual Media Honor Roll is open for submissions.
Resources are available for districts to share with prospective candidates for the local school board. Free online workshops also are offered February 22 and March 24.
Let TASB help you thank local businesses that support your district. Just send us names, and we will provide attractive presentation materials at no cost to your district.
The TASB Business Recognition Program for this school year has begun. Help recognize businesses, civic organizations, and churches that stand up for public education.
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Develop TASB's Priorities at Grassroots
TASB Governmental Relations staff is currently facilitating grassroots meetings during which all local trustees are invited to help develop TASB's legislative agenda for the 2016-18 biennium. The revamped meetings are shorter, include ample time for discussion of pressing education issues, feature remarks from legislators, and provide more training credit than previously offered. Your input is vital to this process. Register for your local meeting today!
April 22, 2016
Update 51 to the Regulations Resource Manual
April 15, 2016
Employee Notification and Annual Review Policy Alerts
March 28, 2016
Spanish text for the Model Student Handbook and Model Student Code of Conduct
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Pay increases hold steady in 2016-17
School districts anticipate conservative pay raises for 2016‒17. Increases statewide are impacted by location and enrollment size.
FLSA Update—Three ways to prepare for the final rules
As we wait (and wait!) for the Department of Labor (DOL) to release its final rule updating the salary threshold for exemption status, there are a few steps district staff can take to help prepare for impending changes.
Teacher professional development survey results: School district policies and practices highlighted
HR Services’ recent teacher professional development survey results offer insight into scheduling practices, number of required days, and use of TEA waivers in Texas schools.
Recognize businesses that stand up for your schools. Submission deadline for the 2015-16 school year is June 30, 2016.
Register for an upcoming Business/Education Forum.
May 31, 2016
Watch this year's outstanding videos by students in elementary, middle, and high school.
June 3 Summer Leadership Institute San Antonio
June 17 Summer Leadership Institute Fort Worth
June 20 TASA/TASB Convention
Housing and registration open
June 30 2015–16 Business Recognition Program
Deadline to submit businesses and community groups
June 30 TASB Board of Directors
Candidate nominations for TASB Board due
July 1 Advocacy Agenda Resolutions
Deadline to submit resolutions
July 1 Exhibit of School Architecture
Deadline for agreement
July 1 Leadership TASB
August 1 Exhibit of School Architecture
Project submissions due
On May 24, the Cross Roads ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Richard Tedder as the district's new superintendent. Tedder recently served as interim superintendent in Cross Roads ISD.
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