Congratulations to all of the creative talent who won awards for their campuses in the 2017 TASB Student Video Contest.

Media Honor Roll

When business and education join forces, the impact can be dramatic. Join a discussion in April about effective approaches to partnering for student success.

Media Honor Roll

Spotlight fair and balanced reporting of education news in print, online, or on radio and television. It’s easy, just submit names online.

Business Recognition Program

Take a moment to recognize businesses, civic organizations, and other community groups that stand up for public education. Just send us the names; we do the rest!

Getting on Board

School board candidates can learn about the work of a trustee in a free webinar on March 9. Preregistration is required.

Member Views Survey

Take a moment to share your thoughts on how the Association can best meet district needs in the future. We want to hear from you!

Superintendent of the Year

The entry process for the Superintendent of the Year program has been streamlined. Information was mailed to all board presidents and is available on line.

Winter Governance and Legal Seminar

Registration and housing are open for the Winter Governance and Legal Seminar. Don't miss out on this great training event set for March 2–4 in Corpus Christi.

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 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. 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.
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Update 107 to the Policy Reference Manual

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Vantage Points: A Board Member's Guide to Update 107

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FMLA rules for instructional employees
Are instructional employees eligible for intermittent family medical leave? Find out in this month's Q&A!

Identifying and avoiding the W-2 phishing scam
A fraudulent phishing scam has circulated throughout districts in Texas and across the country in recent months, exposing private W-2 information of employees in several school districts.

Bus driver shortages: Where are we now?
Since the 2014 oil bust, have bus driver vacancies been filled? As oil prices rebound, what changes might we expect in bus driver pay?

Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public SchoolsRecognize 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.

Sign up now for the Business/ Education Forum in Amarillo on April 27.

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 out them out.

TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly
Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover 2017 March Edition: Mastering 'The Game'

Read about one school district's unique Game Design Pathway curriculum, the "restorative practices" approach to student discipline, ways to keep kids safe in person and online, and much more in the March 2017 edition of Texas Lone Star.

 
 
Important Dates

Mar. 31 TASB Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference
Hotel reservation deadline

Apr. 1 Advocacy Agenda Resolutions
Call for resolutions begins

Apr. 3 Special Education Solutions Members' Conference
Registration deadline

Apr. 4 Summer Leadership Institute
Housing opens

Apr. 7 TASA/TASB Convention
Session applications due

Apr. 17 TASB Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference
Online registration closes

Apr. 20 Business Education Forum, Amarillo Area
Registration deadline

Apr. 24 Summer Leadership Institute
Registration opens

May 1 Leadership TASB
Application process opens

May 15 Superintendent of the Year
Deadline for nominations to education service centers

May 31 Media Honor Roll
Nomination deadline

Executive Search Services

Kevin NewsomMedina ISD Names Lone Finalist

On March 22, the Medina ISD Board of Trustees named Kevin Newsom as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Newsom currently serves as superintendent in Brackett ISD. 
 

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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