Join us in Austin!

Housing and registration are open for the TASA/TASB Convention October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center.

June 30 Deadline for Business Recognition Program

Add the names of your district’s supporters to the list of more than 680 businesses and organizations that are standing up for Texas public schools.

Call for Resolutions

July 1 is the deadline to submit resolutions that will guide TASB’s response on issues affecting Texas public schools. Be sure your district is heard.

Media Honored by Local School Districts

More than 350 media representatives have been named to the 2015 Media Honor Roll for fair and balanced reporting on public education.

Leadership TASB

Apply today for the next Leadership TASB class. This yearlong  program for school board members features recognized experts in leadership development and education.

Fresh Look for Purchasing Cooperative

The BuyBoard website has a new look and broadened features so members and vendors can more easily access information and resources.

Welcome New Board Members

Resources abound to help new board members make a smooth transition. Use the TASB Legal checklist to help make sure all details are covered. 

Loss Prevention Grants

Grants totaling $700,000 have been awarded to 180 school districts and other education entities by the TASB Risk Management Fund. These will help implement local loss prevention and safety initiatives.

SOTY Deadline Approaching

Nominations for the 2015 Superintendent of the Year are due May 15. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.

Innovation in Action

Winners of the TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Awards recently were honored at the Funds’ annual conference in Austin.

Summer Leadership Institute

Housing and registration are open for the Summer Leadership Institute. TASB’s popular training conference is set in San Antonio June 11–13 and in Fort Worth June 18–20.

Register Now for Business/Education Forum

Support from the business community is critical to our schools. Join an important conversation on April 28 with business and education leaders from across the state.

Spring Has Sprung

TASB’s annual spring workshops start this month. Sessions are offered throughout the state, so make plans now to attend.

The envelope please...

Winners of the student video contest have been chosen. First prize of $5,000 and second prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the winning campuses in each category.

Loss Prevention Grants

Grants totaling $700,000 have been awarded to 180 school districts and other education entities by the TASB Risk Management Fund. These will help implement local loss prevention and safety initiatives.

Media Honor Roll

Reporters who are fair and balanced in their coverage of public education deserve a pat on the back. Say thanks by adding them to the 2015 Media Honor Roll.

Business Recognition

Add to the growing list of businesses and community groups that are standing up for public schools. Submit names of those who support your district.  Also, plan to attend the Business/Education Forum on April 28.

Legislative Conference

Make plans to attend the TASA/TASB Legislative Conference set for March 25 at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel. The conference is free, but preregistration is required.

It's Show Time

Entries for TASB’s video contest are ready for viewing. See why Texas students are saying “Texas Public Schools Rock!”

Getting on Board

School board candidates can learn more about the work of a trustee in a free webinar set for February 23 and repeated March 26. Preregistration is required.

Administrative Professionals Training

February 16 is the deadline for the February 19-20 Administrative Professionals Conference at TASB offices.

New Legal
Resources Available

A new article, “Social Media Guidelines for School Board Members”, offers practical tips for avoiding legal and ethical problems in the use of online communications about school district matters.

Winter Training

Housing is open for the Winter Governance and Legal Seminar in Corpus Christi March 5-7. Board members can earn up to 14 hours of training credit. Registration opens January 28.

TASB Member
Survey: 2015

This year’s Member Survey focuses on what is critical for members and how TASB can continue to provide the best possible service. Please share your thoughts about the Association by January 30.

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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

June 26, 2015: Updated Policy Development Tips

June 2, 2015: Update 49 to the Regulations Resource Manual

May 15, 2015: Update 102 to the Policy Reference Manual

April 30, 2015: Policy Alert: Senate Bill 149: District Actions for the 2014–15 School Year

More news from Policy Service...

Legal Services News
HR Services News

Overtime expansion proposal: The DOL announced a highly anticipated rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly five million white-collar workers in 2016. 7/2/15

Obamacare upheld: The Supreme Court just upheld a crucial portion of the Affordable Care Act. 6/29/15

Implications for schools: 
The Supreme Court backs the right of same-sex couples to marry6/29/15

2016 salary budgets: U.S. companies project salary-increase budgets of 2.7 percent, down from 2.9 percent in 2015. 6/25/15

Watch for July update: The 2015 Model Employee Handbook update will be available in mid-July, after we incorporate the changes required by newly passed legislation. 6/11/15


Business Recognition Program

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

See a report on the recent Business/Education Forum!


Student Video Contest

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

Important Dates

Aug. 26 TASA/TASB Convention
Housing deposits due

Sept. 10 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate registration deadline

Sept. 18 TASA/TASB Convention
Preregistration deadline

Texas Lone Star and More

Cover of June 2015 issue featuring "Klein ISD"

Experts agree that the arts are as crucial as STEM for a child's overall education. The Texas Art Education Association offers a variety of resources for those wanting to reemphasize art in their curricula. Read about the "best practices" compendium and more in the June 2015 Texas Lone Star.  

Executive Search Services
Michael SeaboltMarlin ISD Hires New Superintendent

On June 11, the Marlin ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Michael Seabolt as the district's new superintendent. Seabolt most recently served as superintendent in Louise ISD.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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