Every Student Succeeds Act

Next school year will be the first time that assessment and accountability measured under ESSA will be fully implemented. TASB Legal Services' update on ESSA describes important changes.

Convention Moves to Dallas

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

Convention Moves to Dallas

​The new Online Learning Center offers an even better opportunity to learn on your own time and at your own pace. Users will only need their existing myTASB credentials to access courses.

Convention Moves to Dallas

Presentations were made in May to applaud the six school campuses with winning entries in the TASB Student Video Contest. Check out presentation photos and the videos created by these talented students.

Convention Moves to Dallas

Housing and registration are open for the TASA/TASB Convention October 6-9 at the Dallas Convention Center. Make plans now to attend.

Work Smart, Save Time

You still have time to thank area businesses for their invaluable support during the school year. Just fill out the online nomination form and TASB does the rest.

Work Smart, Save Time

Helpful tips for drafting and implementing a district of innovation plan are available from TASB Legal Services. Check TASB School law eSource for even more resources.

Work Smart, Save Time

BoardBook® has launched a new IPad app to help board members prepare for meetings. Register for a webinar to see how you can do more in less time.

Outreach to Parents

Parents new to a district have questions and a free resource provides answers to those commonly asked. Districts can post web artwork (badges) on their sites. Link to mytexaspublicschool.org.

Tax Ratification Election Information and Timelines

Legal Services' annual memorandum is available in TASB School Law e-Source. It outlines step-by-step information on conducting a rollback election in 2017.

Member's Conference

The TASB Risk Management Fund annual members’ conference, set for April 23 – 25, is free for all Fund members. Register online until April 17.

Welcome New Board Members!

Resources abound to help ensure a smooth transition. Check out upcoming training events such as the Summer Leadership Institute in June.

Summer Leadership Registration Open

Lawmakers will make critical decisions in the final weeks of the legislative session. Subscribe to receive the latest on key issues in your inbox.

Summer Leadership Registration Open

Register today for the 2017 Summer Leadership Institute, scheduled June 15–17 in San Antonio and June 22–24 in Fort Worth.

Getting on Board

Help spotlight excellence in public school administration Nominations for the 2017 Superintendent of the Year award are due May 15.

TASB Talks

Check out our new podcast, TASB Talks. The first episodes address voucher legislation and school funding. Future episodes will address a variety of topics of interest. Subscribe today!

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.

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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Understanding new legislation affecting HR administration
Check out our recap of the 85th Texas Legislature and find out what bills passed and their impact on HR in districts.

Senate Bill 7 addresses improper relationships and educator misconduct
Texas legislators responded to a rise in reports on educator misconduct by passing Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) this session.

Identifying and complying with online accessibility regulations
Improving website accessibility for individuals with disabilities is not only a good district practice, but a requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Data Security Incident
Data Breach Alert Did you receive a letter pertaining to TASB's data security incident
Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
LAST CALL for 2016-17: Recognize businesses and organizations that support local public schools in your district. Make your submissions here.

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 them out.

TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly
Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover 2017 June Edition: Granger Small District Big Vision The July 2017 edition of Texas Lone Star is our annual “Good News about Public Schools” issue, dedicated to getting the truth out about the great many successes and achievements of public school educators and students—stories you may not have read about in the mainstream media. Take a look!
Important Dates

Aug. 25 TASA/TASB Convention
Housing deposits due

Aug. 25 Superintendent Salary Survey 
Deadline to participate

Aug. 29 TASB director nomination candidate endorsements
Submission deadline

Sept. 5 District Personnel Salary Survey
Participation opens

Sept. 8 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate registration deadline

Sept. 22 TASA/TASB Convention
Preregistration deadline

Oct. 6 District Personnel Salary Survey 
Deadline to participate

Executive Search Services

Guillermo MachaBrackett ISD Hires New Superintendent

On July 20, the Brackett ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Guillermo Mancha as the district's new superintendent. Mancha most recently served as special education compliance specialist/campus administrative support in Southside ISD.

Matthew GutierrezSeguin ISD Hires New Superintendent

On July 19, the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Matthew Gutierrez as the district's new superintendent. Gutierrez most recently served as assistant superintendent in Plano ISD.

Wendy TullosLovelady ISD Hires New Superintendent

On July 17, the Lovelady ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Wendy Tullos as the district's new superintendent. Tullos most recently served as assistant superintendent in Crockett ISD.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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