Texas Education HR Day approaches: Gov. Greg Abbott has declared Oct. 14, 2015, a day to celebrate the work of school district HR professionals. See the proclamation, board resolution, and certificate. 7/30/15
Superintendent Salary Survey is live: Survey link emailed to superintendents. A printable copy is available here. Participation deadline: August 28. 7/23/2015
Model Employee Handbook updated: The 2015 version that includes changes required by newly passed legislation is now available. 7/15/2015
Same-Sex Marriage and Texas Schools: TASB Legal Services School Law eSource document has been updated following the Supreme Court decision. 7/8/2015
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 upheld a crucial portion of the Affordable Care Act. 6/29/15
HR Library: Use our Affordability Calculator to learn whether your district meets the ACA's affordability rules. 6/18/15
Getting a handle on new legislation affecting school HR operations
This session produced new legislation regarding the rights of all employees to express breast milk, attempted to strengthen educator preparation program standards and accountability, and tightened a loophole in educator misconduct reporting.
National criminal history info will soon be available to Texas schools
The Texas Department of Public Safety recently answered our questions about an important change to the criminal history information available to school districts.
New NCES study offers far less dire view of teacher attrition
A new study using federal data says that far fewer teachers leave the profession within five years than previously thought.
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