January 2018

Renewing standard certificates

Does TEA audit continuing professional education CPE credit for renewable standard certificates? Find out in this month's Q&A!

Texas districts increasing contribution amounts amid rising premiums

The results of the TASB HR Services Health Insurance Premiums Survey are here. View the data and some of the takeaways in this article.

The 5 most popular stories of 2017

The new year has arrived, but many of last year’s most discussed issues and trends in HR remain relevant in 2018. Take a look at the top-five most read stories from the HR Exchange in 2017.


Upcoming Events
Understanding Staffing
Jan. 23, 2018


Personnel costs make up the majority of a school district’s annual operating budget. Efficient use of staff starts with planning and preparation. What steps can you take to determine if your staffing levels are appropriate and if staffing allocations are aligned with district goals? This webinar will discuss how districts can review current staffing patterns objectively and create a plan for strategically staffing in the future.

Supervisor's Guide to Managing Employees
Jan. 25, 2018


Supervisors need to understand basics of employment law and how to avoid placing the district at risk for employee grievances and lawsuits. This workshop will give supervisors a basic understanding of the major employment laws and how to prevent claims of discrimination, retaliation, and unfair treatment. Practical hands-on case studies and group discussions will show supervisors how to handle personnel situations appropriately and coach employees to do their jobs more effectively. 

Managing Personnel Records
Feb. 14, 2018

ESC 20

What steps can you take to determine if your personnel records are complete and if documents are stored properly? This session will help you develop a plan for assessing current practices records.