Business

Business includes the essential matter of public school finance, as well as a number of other highly regulated and complex issues critical to school district operations, such as budgeting, purchasing, construction, safety, and technology. School board policies regarding business topics are found in the TASB Policy Manual at the codes beginning with the letter "C."

Budgeting and Accounting

Resources related to budgeting, use of public funds, auditing, and financial accountability.

Campus and District Operations

Resources related to maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment; transportation; and food service.

District Technology

Resources related to school districts' technology needs, including acceptable use policies, Internet safety, and educational technology.

Facilities and Construction

Resources related to buying, selling, and leasing real estate; school construction; and facilities standards for new construction and renovation.

Intellectual Property

Resources related to copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

Liability and Insurance

Resources related to school districts' insurance needs, including employee health insurance, workers' compensation, and risk management.

Records Management

Resources related to records retention and destruction.

Safety and Emergency Management

Resources related to school safety, including school safety committees, required safety audits, and school police officers; and emergency management, including multihazard emergency operations plans and emergency equipment and procedures.

School District Purchasing and Property

Resources related to the purchase, sale, lease, and disposal of school district equipment and other tangible property.

School Finance and Revenue

Resources related to public school finance and revenue sources, including taxation, bonds, loans, grants, and investments.

Financial Responsibility Guide

Resources related to the state’s public education financing system, district financial reports, school bonds, district audits, as well as information on financial matters of specific interest to board members including conflicts of interest and gifts.