Performance and Development

Teacher performance is in the national spotlight as school improvement efforts look for the keys to student success.  In Texas, requirements for developing instructional skills and assessing teacher and administrator performance have been in place for many years, as have written standards of conduct for school employees.  The following resources relate to employee standards of conduct, staff development, and performance evaluations.

Employee Standards of Conduct
Staff Development
Performance Evaluations

Employee Standards of Conduct

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' document Guidelines for Responding to Allegations of Educator Misconduct (pdf) was developed in collaboration with representatives from school districts, law enforcement, TEA, SBEC, the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, and other entities. The Guidelines provide considerations for school districts to develop plans with local authorities for responding to allegations of sexual harassment, improper relationships, and child abuse. Also see the related document Timeline for Responding to Allegations of Educator Misconduct (pdf) for a summary of reporting duties and other issues addressed in the Guidelines.
  • TASB Legal Services' article School District Employees’ Use of Social Media and Electronic Communications with Students (pdf) offers guidance about policies and other regulation of employees' use of social media tools.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Reporting Educator Misconduct to SBEC (pdf) explains the requirements for reporting educator misconduct, including a discussion of the contents of the report, confidentiality of student records, and the school board's role in reporting misconduct.
  • The TASB HR Library, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, provides information and resources on employee discipline, including a discipline guidelines checklist, sample warning notice, and a sample report of educator misconduct.
  • For information on harassment and discrimination issues and alcohol/drug testing, see eSource at Personnel – Employment Conditions.

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Educator Investigations website answers frequently asked questions about educator misconduct investigations and discipline, includes investigation statistics, and provides general discipline information.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor eLaws website provides interactive online tools on employment issues such as drug-free workplaces.

Staff Development

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' Training for School Employees (pdf) chart lists required and recommended staff development training for all school employees.
  • The TASB HR Library, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, has information on employee staff development requirements under the heading Employee Performance.

Performance Evaluations

TASB Resources

  • The TASB HR Library, available behind myTASB for members of HR Services, provides information and resources on employee appraisal. 
  • For information on superintendent evaluations, see eSource at Governance – Superintendents.