Employment Requirements 

School employees are entrusted with the care and education of our children and the stewardship of our public resources. Naturally the hiring and screening processes at school districts are more elaborate than for most other jobs. The following resources relate to nepotism and conflicts of interest, criminal background checks, credentials and certification, and hiring practices.

Nepotism/Conflicts of Interest
Criminal Background Checks
Credentials and Certification
Hiring Practices

Nepotism/Conflicts of Interest

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' Nepotism Chart (pdf) depicts relationships that violate the nepotism prohibition.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Conflicts of Interest: Nepotism (pdf) answers frequently asked questions about the statutory prohibitions on nepotism that affect board members as public officials.
  • TASB Legal Services' School Official's Quick Guide to Nepotism and other Conflicts of Interest, available for sale in the TASB Store, is a convenient flip chart that explains the nepotism laws and exceptions. The guide contains two charts showing which relatives a school district is prohibited from hiring.
  • TASB Legal Services' Nepotism Issues for School Officials, available for sale in the TASB Store, is a full-length legal outline that explains the nepotism rules affecting superintendents and school board trustees. The outline explains which relatives are not eligible for hire and which are covered by exceptions to the nepotism prohibition.
  • For information on conflict disclosures for district employees, see eSource at Governance  –  Conflicts of Interest.

Other Resources

Criminal Background Checks

TASB Resources

Other Resources

Credentials and Certification

TASB Resources

  • The TASB HR Library, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, offers information on educator assignments under the heading Contracts and Assignments. The HR Library also offers information about posting vacancies and screening applicants under the heading Recruiting and Hiring.
  • For information on school marshals and other school district personnel carrying firearms, see eSource at Business – Safety and Emergency Management.

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Educator Certification website describes the state certification requirements, testing details, and related reports.
  • The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules at 19 Texas Administrative Code chapter 231 detail the certification requirements for assignment of personnel.
  • TEA's Certificate Lookup website provides a searchable database of educator certificates and endorsements.
  • TEA's Investigations and Disciplinary Rules Enforcement website answers frequently asked questions about educator misconduct investigations and discipline, includes investigation statistics, and provides general discipline information.

Hiring Practices

TASB Resources

Other Resources