September 2016, Vol. 1

Developing effective teacher selection committees

Amy Turner, principal of Copeland Elementary School (grades 2–5) in Huffman ISD uses a unique approach to develop teacher selection committees on her campus. Read about her process here.

Education field struggles to attract millennials

Pay structures and retirement systems in education no longer meet the needs of new graduates, and they appear to be driving high-achieving millennials into other professions. What can the education field do to attract the new generation?

Platforms for safer teacher-student communication

One of the elements of education that has evolved with the growth of technology is how educators are communicating with their students, particularly outside of class. Find out what group-messaging platforms districts are using and how to facilitate that communication in this story.

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Upcoming Events
Get a Grip on the Family and Medical Leave Act
Oct. 12, 2016

ESC 3—Victoria

Every leave request is unique, so how do you get a grip on all the rules for applying and processing family and medical leave? Using actual situations in exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to apply the FMLA regulations, identify potential problem areas, and develop procedures for administering family and medical leave. Scenarios related to standard FMLA, leave for qualifying exigency, and military caregiver leave will be used to discover answers to the most frequently asked family and medical leave questions.

Texas School HR Administrators Academy (HR Academy)
Oct. 31, 2016

October 31-November 1, 2016
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.

Understanding Wage and Hour Law
Oct. 26, 2016

ESC 18—Midland

Understanding the basic components of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can reduce the district’s risk for wage and hour complaints and costly penalties. The keys to success are ensuring exemption tests are correctly applied, correctly identifying compensable time, and compensating nonexempt employees appropriately when overtime is worked.

Understanding Wage and Hour Law
Sept. 29, 2016

ESC 9—Wichita Falls

Understanding the basic components of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can reduce the district’s risk for wage and hour complaints and costly penalties. The keys to success are ensuring exemption tests are correctly applied, correctly identifying compensable time, and compensating nonexempt employees appropriately when overtime is worked.

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