September 2015

Inside HR Services

Register now for TASB/TxCEE/TASPA Symposium in October

TASB, TxCEE, and TASPA are teaming up to offer school administrators a unique opportunity to learn how six Texas districts created and implemented new teacher development and reward systems.
 
Optimizing Educator Effectiveness: A Multifaceted Approach will be offered Oct. 27‒28 at the San Marcos Embassy Suites. District and campus leaders from Austin, Houston, Dallas, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, Lytle, and Anderson-Shiro ISDs will participate in two days of conversation with attendees on how large and small school districts have renewed their approach to teacher development, evaluation, and compensation.
 
With a new state evaluation model coming soon, districts need to begin thinking about alternatives for student growth measures and preparing appraisers and teachers. Lessons learned from these districts will be valuable to all attending. Register on the Region 18 Website. Click on Workshop System, create an account, and register for workshop 123902 or click on the calendar date of October 27.

Superintendent survey closing soon; District Personnel survey opens

Be sure to submit your district’s Superintendent Salary Survey by Sept. 11, if you haven’t yet participated. To get your survey password (which is different than your DataCentral login) e-mail us at salary.survey@tasb.org.
 
Check your e-mail inbox for the District Personnel Salary Survey or download a copy. The annual survey, which includes teacher pay, was sent to TASB HR Services district contacts on Sept. 1. It includes more than 120 benchmark jobs commonly found in Texas school districts.
 
Here are five reasons to participate:
  • Your district will need its data in DataCentral to be able to run custom market comparison reports.
  • You can measure the change in beginning and average teacher salaries in your area.
  • You will have current data on “hot” jobs (i.e., speech pathologist, high school principal).
  • Your participation helps other school districts like yours that need accurate salary data.
  • Because it’s the most comprehensive salary survey for Texas schools!

 

Register now for the 2015 Texas School HR Administrator’s Academy

Be prepared to hit the ground running, not one step behind! Cosponsored by TASB and TASPA, the Texas School HR Administrator’s Academy is the premiere training opportunity for new and aspiring human resource administrators. Experienced HR administrators, HR consultants, and a school law attorney are the seminar facilitators and presenters.
 
Topic sessions cover the primary HR functions and critical issues every new administrator encounters. The seminar helps attendees learn the best way to use HR resources and offers opportunities to network with new and experienced administrators. A resource notebook is included in the registration fee.
 
Early registration is available through Oct. 19. Registration at the discounted fee and additional information is available on the HR Services’ Website.

Visit us at TASA/TASB Convention

The annual TASA/TASB Convention is Oct. 2–4 at the Austin Convention Center. HR Services consultants will be presenting several sessions of interest to HR administrators and board members. Session topics include rules for hiring and firing, innovations in teacher pay, understanding employee compensation, and measuring and promoting employee engagement. Staff will also be available in the HR Services exhibit booth in the TASA/TASB Marketplace. Please come by and see us!

Watch your mail for HR Services membership invoices

TASB HR Services just sent our program contacts membership invoices for 2015‒16. Our membership year runs from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016. Be sure to renew your membership so you don’t lose access to critical resources including the HR Library, DataCentral, and the Model Employee Handbook, to name a few.