April 2017, Vol. 1

The top-10 most common questions on educator contracts

Consultants in HR Services and attorneys in Legal Services regularly field calls from district staff about educator contracts, and there are general topics and themes that emerge as common among districts.

The latest trends in teacher starting pay

Data from the TASB District Personnel Salary Survey shows that, since 2007, fewer districts are utilizing the state minimum teacher salary, instead paying above the minimum required.

Texas hires more athletic trainers than national average

Only 37 percent of public schools across the country provide full-time athletic training services, but in Texas, that percentage is much higher.

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Upcoming Events
Managing State and Federal Leave
June 6, 2017

TASB Offices

The challenges of leave administration include keeping up with who is absent, what type of leave applies, and managing notifications and return to work processes. This workshop explains the various types of leave benefits for public school employees and how they interact. Strategies for communicating with departments and employees, coordinating leave and workers’ compensation benefits, and absence control strategies will be discussed. 

Get a Grip on the FMLA
June 7, 2017

TASB Offices

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.

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