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The Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath kicks off the TASA/TASB Convention in Houston. Other keynote speakers include Simon Bailey and Richard Gerver.
Help spread the word about a free resource for parents new to public schools. Use the web artwork to provide a direct link from your district home page.
Sixteen superintendents have been selected as regional winners of the Superintendent of the Year award. The annual program honors excellence in educational leadership.
The gender differential among Texas superintendents is explored in the current issue of HR Exchange. Findings are based on a recent analysis by TASB HR Services.
Check out School Law eSource, a free collection of online resources for school leaders and district staff. A wealth of updates and new materials was recently posted.
Housing and registration are open for the 2016 TASA/TASB Convention, September 23–25 in Houston. Special preregistra-
tion pricing is available through September 9.
July 1 is the deadline to submit resolutions that will guide TASB’s response on legislative and regulatory issues affecting our public schools. Be sure your district is heard.
TASB Legal Services has prepared a new article about the impact of written guidance from the US Departments of Education and Justice on the rights of transgender students and local policy.
Close out the school year with a big thank you to every business and organization that has supported your students’ success. Deadline is June 30.
Apply today for Leadership TASB, an issues-awareness study program that focuses on finding solutions to public educations’ major challenges.
Congratulations new trustees. Check out the
Summer Leadership Institute for upcoming training and online resources to get you jump started.
Winners of the TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Awards recently were honored at the Fund’s annual conference in Austin.
TASB Legal Services has produced its annual memorandum with step-by-step information about conducting a tax ratification election this year.
Nominations for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year award are due May 16 at the regional education service centers. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.
Register now for the Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference April 24–26 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. There is no registration fee for members of any Fund program.
Housing and registration are open for the Summer Leadership Institute. TASB’s popular training conference is set in San Antonio
June 16–18 and in Fort Worth June 30–July 2.
An official sign of spring are the training workshops held each year. Sessions will be offered April 6—May 25 at locations all over the state.
An updated version of the Overview of the Texas School Finance System recently was added to School Law eSource. Legal Services offers a wealth of online resources for all TASB members.
Register now and join community and education leaders to discuss the most effective approaches to partnering for student success.
April 20 • Houston area
May 5 • San Antonio area
Members of the TASB Risk Management Fund’s grant-eligible programs have until April 1 to apply for this year’s loss prevention grants. The application and program criteria are available online.
Entry forms for the Superintendent of the Year program were mailed to board presidents, and all materials can be found online. Honor your chief administrator for a job well done.
Take time to thank print, television, radio and online reporters for fair and balanced news about our public schools. The annual Media Honor Roll is open for submissions.
Resources are available for districts to share with prospective candidates for the local school board. Free online workshops also are offered February 22 and March 24.
Let TASB help you thank local businesses that support your district. Just send us names, and we will provide attractive presentation materials at no cost to your district.
The TASB Business Recognition Program for this school year has begun. Help recognize businesses, civic organizations, and churches that stand up for public education.
Sign up for legislative e-mail updates.
Share Your District's Advocacy Needs
TASB is calling upon school districts to submit resolutions for inclusion in its 2016-18 Advocacy Agenda now through July 1, 2016. Advocacy Agenda resolutions help guide TASB's advocacy efforts during the legislative session and beyond. Learn more and download the submission form.
July 15, 2016
Update 105 to the Policy Reference Manual
July 1, 2016
Vantage Points: A Board Member's Guide to Update 105
June 9, 2016
Video Cameras in Special Education Classrooms Policy Alert
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We need your data: HR Services has just launched our 2015–16 Extra-Duty Stipend Survey covering more than 70 common extra-duty assignments in athletics, performing arts, and academics. Nov. 20 is the deadline to submit data. 10/29/15
Health care affordability: Teacher groups again called for the state to increase its share of the cost for educator health care. Employee premiums have doubled since 2003 while state contributions have stayed the same. 10/29/15
Just updated: TASB Legal Services has updated its Legal E-Source document Firearms on School District Property. The document will help school districts comply with the new law on this topic. 10/26/15
Back to school: Houston 'Education Entrepreneurship Program' is helping principals and teachers bring business savvy to the classroom. 10/22/15
2015 ACA forms finalized: The IRS has issued final Affordable Care Act forms and instructions. 10/8/15
Recognize businesses that stand up for your schools. Submission deadline for the 2015-16 school year is July 31, 2016.
Register for an upcoming Business/Education Forum.
July 29, 2016
Watch this year's outstanding videos by students in elementary, middle, and high school.
August 1 Exhibit of School Architecture
Project submissions due
Aug. 26 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate preregistration deadline
Aug. 26 Superintendent Salary Survey
Deadline to participate
Aug. 26 TASA/TASB Convention
Housing deposits due
Aug. 29 TASB Board of Directors
Candidate endorsements for TASB Board due
Sept. 1 District Personnel Salary Survey
Sept. 9 TASA/TASB Convention
On July 13, the Paint Creek ISD Board of Trustees named Theresa Keel as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Keel currently serves as superintendent in Pettus ISD.
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