Innovation Awards

It’s time to apply for the annual TASB Risk management Fund Innovation Award. Up to 10 Fund members will receive a monetary award to apply to their risk management efforts.

Millennial Meet-Up October 3

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!

Texas Education Human Resources Day

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.

Register Now for Convention

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.

Deadline for Delegate Assembly

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.

Calling All Administrative Professionals

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.

Finalists named

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.

New Attendance Rules

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.

Legislative Summary

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.

Community Engagement

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.

Have a voice at Delegate Assembly

September 10 is the deadline for registering delegates and alternates for the 2015 TASB Delegate Assembly in Austin. Make sure your district is represented.

Celebrating Success

Celebrate the businesses and community partners that help make Texas public schools a success in the special edition of Texas Lone Star

Parent Resources

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 Announced

Regional winners of TASB’s Superintendent of the Year award have been named. The annual program honors excellence in educational leadership.

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Legislative News

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Register Now for 2015 Legislative Conference

The 2015 TASA/TASB Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 25, 2015 at the J.W. Marriott Austin Hotel. This event provides trustees and administrators with an opportunity to learn about important issues being considered by state legislators and advocate on behalf of their local districts. Learn more and register today.

Updated Transparency Document

Texas public schools are on the leading edge of the movement to make government more transparent. Public Schools and Transparency (pdf) includes detailed analysis on the statutory requirements outlining the many ways that our schools must share information with the public.

Policy Service News
Legal Services News
  • TASB Legal Services' 2015-16 Principal's Guide to Truancy provides a snapshot overview of a comparison of truancy provisions in the Education Code as they exist currently and with changes made from House Bill 2398, passed by the 84th legislature.  The guide addresses truancy provisions as they will become effective on September 1, 2015.
  • TASB Legal Services' November 2015 Election Memo answers frequently asked questions about the November 2015 trustee elections, including joint elections, cancellation of elections, canvassing, and more.
  • TASB Legal Services' has assembled resources regarding the Affordable Care Act and Texas School Districts on the eSource page: Personnel—Compensation and Leaves of Absence.
  • Last month's most recently viewed eSource page:  Governance—Board Meetings.
HR Services News

2015 ACA forms finalized: The IRS has issued final Affordable Care Act forms and instructions10/8/15

Diversity in teaching: The White House has launched a digital campaign highlighting the contributions of Latinos to teaching called #LatinosTeach. 10/8/15

Keeping teachers and bringing back leavers: Early support goes a long way in retaining teachers, according to the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study10/8/15

Mercer Survey: An annual survey indicates that many senior managers and Millennial staffers want to leave their jobs despite feeling satisfied with their work. 10/8/15

Texas Education HR Day approaches: Gov. Greg Abbott has declared Oct. 14, 2015, a day to celebrate the work of school district HR professionals. See the proclamationboard resolution, and certificate7/15/2015











Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public SchoolsRecognize businesses that stand up for your schools.

See a report on the 2015 Business/Education Forum!


Fraud Alert
Student Video Contest

Watch this year's outstanding videos by students in elementary, middle, and high school.

Texas Lone Star and More

Cover of September/October 2015 issue featuring "Tune Up Your Leadership Skills In Austin"

Get yourself packed and prepared for three days of exploration, education, and engagement at the 2015 TASA/TASB Convention October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center. The September/October 2015 edition of Texas Lone Star fills you in on all the opportunities to tune up your leadership skills.

TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly
Important Dates

Oct. 9 District Personnel Salary Survey
Deadline to participate

Oct. 14 Texas Education Human Resources Day

Oct. 19 TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals
Regular registration deadline

Oct. 19 Texas School HR Administrators Academy
Early registration deadline

Oct. 27 Extra-duty Stipend Survey
Survey opens

Oct. 28 National School Boards Association Annual Conference
Registration and housing open

Nov. 20 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar
Program submission deadline

Executive Search Services
East Bernard ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On August 24, the East Bernard ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Service (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.
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