June-July 2015

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.

TRS-ActiveCare rates rise across the board for 2015‒16

TRS plan rates for health insurance will increase 7 percent on average. The rate hikes are causing ACA affordability issues for low-wage employees in some districts.

Workers are more satisfied now than in the past five years

A new SHRM survey indicates that job satisfaction is on the rise and employees are more engaged because they are able to find jobs that suit their skill sets.


Superintendent Salary Survey launches in July

Update your HR Services contact information

Connect with us at the TASPA Summer Conference

Get the latest data on supplemental pay rates in DataCentral

Welcome to our newest data analyst

TASB Senior Attorney Holly Murphy offers districts some advice on how to document an employee’s decision to decline health insurance coverage.
Upcoming Events
TASPA Summer Conference
July 15, 2015

Please stop by the HR Services’ display at the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Summer Conference on July 16–17, 2015. HR Services staff will also present the following sessions:
Thursday, July 16

  • Making Data Central to Your Success, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Modern Family (and Medical Leave Act), 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
  • Using Data to Improve HR—A Guide for Philosophy (Not Math) Majors, 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.
  • Managing Payroll between HR and Finance Staff, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, July 17
  • Teacher Pay—Envision a Better Way, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Human Capital/Educator Evaluation Symposium
Oct. 27, 2015

October 27-28, 2015
Embassy Suites, San Marcos, TX

Sponsored by TASB and TxCEE

Texas School HR Administrators Academy (HR Academy)
Nov. 9, 2015

November 9-10, 2015
Austin Marriott North

Be prepared to hit the ground running, not one step behind! Co-sponsored by TASB and the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA), the HR Academy provides new administrators with the information and resources they need to meet the new challenges of a career in HR. Experienced attorneys, school human resource administrators, and human resource consultants will present topic sessions on the primary HR functions and critical issues every new administrator encounters. A notebook of resources is included in the registration fee.