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TASB is now accepting stipend applications from Texas school board members interested in attending the 2017 National School Boards Association (NSBA) Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC, which will be held Jan. 29-31. Trustees must complete the online form by Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Learn more and apply.

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Legislative Summary Now Available

The 2015 Legislative Summary for TASB Members, which includes legislation affecting Texas public schools enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature, is now available for free download. This 48-page, full-color booklet offers easy-to-read summaries of key bills of interest to school officials organized by topic. Read more and download the booklet.

Updated Cost Driver Report

TASB and TASA have unveiled the updated Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education. This document identifies Texas statutes that cost districts money and are not specifically supported by the state.

Updated Transparency Report

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.

Tracking the Education Dollar

This updated report (pdf) shows where tax dollars are spent in Texas public schools.


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