May 2017, Vol. 1

Districts cautiously approach pay increases for 2017‒18

Pay raises are in a holding pattern for 2017‒18 in Texas schools, with overall expected increases unchanged from last year, according to the latest prospective pay raise poll conducted by TASB HR Services.

10 important facts about Generation Z

Districts who have a grasp on what motivates Generation Z will have a better chance at recruiting and retaining them. Here’s what we know so far.

Overcoming obstacles in recruiting bilingual teachers

We’ve come up with a list of things to do to help recruit and retain bilingual teachers and overcome some of the staffing challenges many districts face.

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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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