April 2017, Vol. 2

Withdrawal of teacher resignations

Can a teacher withdraw his or her resignation once it has been submitted? Find out in this month's Q&A!

Texas Rural Schools Task Force makes recommendations on teacher recruitment, retention

The Rural Schools Task Force hosted regional forums on teacher recruitment, retention, use of technology, resource allocation, as well as parent and community engagement.

Districts receiving Title I funding must address teacher quality disparities

Certain districts must develop a plan for how they will identify and address disparities that result in low-income students and minority students being taught by ineffective teachers.

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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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