Getting on Board

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

It's Show Time

Entries for TASB's Student Video Contest are ready for viewing. See why Texas students are so proud of their schools, and be sure to vote on your favorite this week.

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 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.

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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In the midst of a legislative session in which school funding is sure to be further reduced, districts are tasked with creating new ways to offer more benefits with fewer resources.

2016–17 Extra-Duty Stipend survey results released
Extra-duty pay for high school football coaches and other extracurricular duties revealed in latest stipend survey results.

The new American Dream and your workforce
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Student Video

Nearly 120 schools across Texas submitted an entry for the 2016–17 Student Video Contest. The video gallery is now live, so be sure to check out all of the amazing videos that focus on why Texas public schools ROCK! Voting for the People's Choice award will be held the week of February 12-18, so be sure to view your favorite video during that time.

Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
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.

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

TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly
Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover 2017 January/February Edition: Buckle UpAs the 85th session of the Texas Legislature progresses, it is vital that school board members stay informed about the progress of education-related issues. Here’s a look at some of the top issues lawmakers are facing in the 85th session and how public school leaders can stay informed and involved.
 
 
Important Dates

Feb. 24 Texas Breakfasts at NSBA
Deadline to reserve tickets

Feb. 24 Summer Leadership Institute
Session applications due

Mar. 10 NSBA Annual Conference
Regular registration deadline

Mar. 17 Special Education Solutions Members' Conference
Hotel reservation deadline

Apr. 3 Special Education Solutions Members' Conference
Registration deadline

Apr. 7 TASA/TASB Convention
Session applications due

Executive Search Services

Cuero ISD Names Lone Finalist

On February 23, the Cuero ISD Board of Trustees named Micah Dyer as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Dyer currently serves as superintendent in Lovelady ISD.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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