February 2017, Vol. 1

Districts of Innovation and HR

Becoming a District of Innovation can have a big impact on the way HR operates. We have a few tips in this article on how to facilitate a seamless transition.

How HR can help homeless students succeed

HR’s role in ensuring the success of homeless students involves two issues—staffing and training.

Surveys on contract practices reveal common trends

HR Services surveys cover Texas public school district practices for superintendent contracts, teacher contracts, and administrator and professional support contracts. Read our results here.

Upcoming Events
Writing Effective Job Descriptions
Feb. 15, 2017

ESC 20—San Antonio

This workshop reveals the secrets to writing functional, low maintenance job descriptions that support administrative decisions related to hiring, pay classification, exemption status, ADA compliance, performance management, fitness to return to work, and more. Register now.

Effective Interview Questions for Teachers
Feb. 28, 2017


The two keys to good interviews are using questions that identify the critical attributes of effective teachers and knowing how to assess candidate responses. This webinar will discuss resources for developing appropriate questions and provide suggestions for developing a guide that campus-based interview teams can use to identify qualified candidates. Register now.