Convention Keynotes

The Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath kicks off the TASA/TASB Convention in Houston. Other keynote speakers include Simon Bailey and Richard Gerver.

A Look at Superintendents

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. 

A Look at Superintendents

Sixteen superintendents have been selected as regional winners of the Superintendent of the Year award. The annual program honors excellence in educational leadership.

A Look at Superintendents

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.

TASA/TASB Convention

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.

TASA/TASB Convention

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.

Business Recognition Program

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.

Summer Leadership Institute

Registration deadlines are June 3 for San Antonio and June 17 for Fort Worth.
Don't miss out on this excellent training opportunity.

SOTY 2016

Apply today for Leadership TASB, an issues-awareness study program that focuses on finding solutions to public educations’ major challenges.

Welcome New Board Members!

Congratulations new trustees. Check out the
Summer Leadership Institute for upcoming training and online resources to get you jump started.

Innovation in Action

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

Tax Ratification Elections

TASB Legal Services has produced its annual memorandum with step-by-step information about conducting a tax ratification election this year.

SOTY 2016

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.

Last Call for Members' Conference

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.

Summer Leadership Institute

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.

Spring Workshops

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.

Legal Resources

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.

Business/Education Forums

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

2016 Loss Prevention Grants

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.

Recognize Your Superintendent

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.

Media Honor Roll

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.

Preparing to Serve

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.

Business Recognition Program

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.

Business Recognition Program

The TASB Business Recognition Program for this school year has begun. Help recognize businesses, civic organizations, and churches that stand up for public education.

Districts of Innovation
Want to learn more about the benefits and steps to become a Districts of Innovation?

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Legislative News

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.

Policy Service News

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

More news from Policy Service...

Legal Services News
HR Services News

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 instructions10/8/15








Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public SchoolsRecognize 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.

TASB Governance, Delegate Assembly
Advocacy starts with you!
Plan to be an active voice at the 2016 Delegate Assembly scheduled for September 24 in Houston.
Fraud Alert
Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover July 2016 : The Best News You've Never ReadRead about the many great things happening in Texas public schools in this year’s special “Good News about Public Education” edition of Texas Lone Star.

Student Video

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

Important Dates

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
Survey opens

Sept. 9 TASA/TASB Convention
Preregistration deadline

Executive Search Services

Theresa KeelPaint Creek ISD Names Lone Finalist

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.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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