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Get those cameras rolling! Visit the Student Video Contest web page for contest rules and to see previous winners. Students can tell us why their school rocks and win cash prizes.
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.
Have you implemented a risk management initiative that made a difference? It’s time to submit successful solutions for the TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Award.
The TASB Business Recognition Program for this school year is underway. Help recognize businesses, civic organizations, and churches that stand up for public education.
Check out TASB’s “Overview of the Texas School Finance System.” It gives a broad look at school funding, including its limitations and challenges that must be addressed.
2017 All-Star Team is the theme for School Board Recognition Month in January. Kits were mailed to district superintendents and materials are posted online to get you started.
A Data Protection Symposium for IT staff employed by TASB Risk Management Fund members is being hosted on November 16 at TASB Headquarters in Austin.
Final TEA Rules on Districts of Innovation has been shared by TASB Legal Services. Learn more in the Districts of Innovation section of TASB School Law eSource.
Charles Stafford of Denton ISD has assumed his role as TASB president. He will lead the Association in the coming year with the help of other officers and the TASB Board of Directors.
The TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals is approaching. Technology tips, forecast of legislative session, expert sessions on elections, and more will be offered October 13-14. Staff new to their jobs can attend an early-bird session October 12.
TASB Legal Services’ Questions About Drones at Schools offers guidance on emerging issues with respect to unmanned aircraft vehicles (drones) and Texas school districts.
Join a discussion with business and community leaders about effective approaches to partnering for student success. Register now for the
October 24 or November 16
The October TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals has been revamped with a new look, different topics, and a half-day early bird session for people new to their jobs.
Five chief administrators are in the running for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year. The winner will be announced September 23 at the TASA/TASB convention in Houston.
September 9 is the preregistration deadline for the TASA/TASB convention in Houston. Make plans now to attend.
TASB Legal Services’ November 2016 Election Memo provides answers on trustee elections, cancellation of elections, canvassing, and more.
Some TASB phone extensions have changed. Check our key contacts for updates.
Unable to reach someone at TASB? Our receptionists can connect you.
Participate now in the 2016–17 Superintendent Salary Survey from TASB HR Services. Each year, the results are a valuable tool for districts across the state.
More than 400 reporters and news organizations have been named to the 2016 Media Honor Roll for fair and balanced coverage of public education.
The Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath kicks off the TASA/TASB Convention in Houston. Other keynote speakers include Simon Bailey and Richard Gerver.
Help spread the word about a free resource for parents new to public schools. Use the web artwork to provide a direct link from your district home page.
Sixteen superintendents have been selected as regional winners of the Superintendent of the Year award. The annual program honors excellence in educational leadership.
The gender differential among Texas superintendents is explored in the current issue of HR Exchange. Findings are based on a recent analysis by TASB HR Services.
Check out School Law eSource, a free collection of online resources for school leaders and district staff. A wealth of updates and new materials was recently posted.
Housing and registration are open for the 2016 TASA/TASB Convention, September 23–25 in Houston. Special preregistra-
tion pricing is available through September 9.
July 1 is the deadline to submit resolutions that will guide TASB’s response on legislative and regulatory issues affecting our public schools. Be sure your district is heard.
TASB Legal Services has prepared a new article about the impact of written guidance from the US Departments of Education and Justice on the rights of transgender students and local policy.
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.
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.
Explore how your district could gain some flexibility typically available to open-enrollment charter schools. See the TASB annual report for more details on districts of innovation.
TASB wants to hear from you. Use the annual member survey to share your thoughts on how the Association can best meet district needs now and in the future.
The latest legal information on open government issues and elections and recent policy updates will be explored February 11-12 at TASB offices. Register now.
January is a special time to show appreciation to trustees for their commitment to public education. See the Governor's Proclamation recognizing these dedicated men and women for their countless contributions to our local public schools.
The TASB Board of Directors and staff want to express our sincere wishes for a most joyous holiday season and bright and Happy New Year.
Leadership Team Services has many useful resources to assist school boards as they prepare for the annual superintendent evaluations.
Check out highlights of trends and changes in chief administrator pay and benefits in the recently released 2015-16 Superintendent Salary Survey conducted by HR Services.
High school seniors are invited to be part of the student panel and scholarship program at the TASB Winter Governance and Legal Seminar February 25-27 in Corpus Christi.
Legal Services has updated its Legal E-Source document Firearms on School District Property. The document will help school districts comply with the new law on this topic.
The TASB Business Recognition Program for this school year has begun. Help recognize businesses, civic organizations, and churches that stand up for public education.
Super-Heroes for Schools is the theme for School Board Recognition Month in January 2016. Kits were mailed to districts, and materials are posted on line to get you started.
Mary Ann Whiteker of Hudson ISD was selected as the 2015 Superintendent of the Year at the recent TASA/TASB Convention in Austin.
President Bret Begert of Fort Elliott CISD has assumed his role as TASB president. He will lead the Association in the coming year with the help of other officers and the TASB Board of Directors.
Board members born after 1980 are invited to the convention Meet-up Lounge October 3 from 7-8:30 a.m. to meet your peers, enjoy coffee and pastries, and share board experiences!
October 14 has been declared by the governor as a day to honor HR professionals. A sample board resolution and certificate are available to help recognize district staff.
Early registration for the TASA/TASB Convention in Austin ends September 18. The October 2-4 event features inspiring keynote speakers and more than 200 breakouts.
The strength of the Association lies in its members. Every district is urged to have a local board member present at the Delegate Assembly, held in Austin October 3.
Registration is open for the October 22-23 TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals at Association offices in Austin. Election rules, open government issues, policy updates, and other key topics are slated.
Five chief administrators have been selected as Superintendent of the Year state finalists. The winner will be announced October 3 at the TASA/TASB Convention in Austin.
Changes in truancy provisions of the Education Code go into effect September 1. TASB Legal Services’ 2015-16 Principal's Guide to Truancy provides a good overview of HB 2398.
The Legislative Summary for TASB Members 2015 is available, highlighting major education issues addressed by the 84th Texas Legislature. Just check out the TASB Store.
Use this image to help share your HB 5 community engagement rating for the school year. Districts have until August 8 to post this info on their websites.
September 10 is the deadline for registering delegates and alternates for the 2015 TASB Delegate Assembly in Austin. Make sure your district is represented.
Celebrate the businesses and community partners that help make Texas public schools a success in the special edition of Texas Lone Star.
Districts are encouraged to link to a web site full of resources for parents with children entering school this fall. Use our artwork on your district site and link to this free resource.
Regional winners of TASB’s Superintendent of the Year award have been named. The annual program honors excellence in educational leadership.
Due to the heavy rains in the Austin area, TASB offices will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18. Members can still access our services by phone and online.
Sign up for legislative e-mail updates.
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.
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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Holidays and FMLA
Do holidays count toward an employee’s FML entitlement? Find out in this month's Q&A!
Using HRIS effectively
Knowing your HR Information System’s capabilities and maximizing them for your district’s benefit will inspire greatness in your department.
The importance of school climate and how to improve it
School climate impacts multiple variables in a school’s success, from retaining teachers to overall achievement. Here's how to improve yours.
The 2016–17 TASB Student Video Contest has officially begun! The submission deadline is January 13. You don't want to miss this opportunity to showcase your students' creativity and share why your school rocks. Get more information about this fun opportunity and submit your video today.
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.
Dec. 9 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar
Program submission deadline
Jan. 10 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar
Jan. 13 NSBA Annual Conference
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Jan. 12-13 The XG Summit
How Boards Affect Student Outcomes: An Exceptional Governance Summit
Jan. 25 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar
On November 17, the Cuero ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.
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