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2015‒16 Superintendent Salary Survey launched

School district superintendents were e-mailed the TASB/TASA Superintendent Salary Survey invitation on July 21. The survey takes a comprehensive look at the compensation and benefits of Texas’ top school executives. The due date for Superintendent Salary Survey data is Aug. 28.
Make the most of your HR Services membership by taking part in all of our salary surveys. All member districts have access to DataCentral, which puts valuable data in your hands. When you participate, you can use DataCentral to create custom market comparison reports with neighboring districts, districts of the same size, etc.
Mark these upcoming salary survey dates in your calendar:
Survey E-mail Invitation Due Date
 Superintendent July 21 Aug. 28
 District Personnel Sept. 1 Oct. 9
 Extra-Duty Stipend Oct. 27 Nov. 20
Contact us at 800.580.7782 or if you have any questions about the surveys.

Handguns prohibited signs updated

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, HB 910 of the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature requires districts that want to pursue trespass charges specifically relating to openly carried handguns to post notice “in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public at each entrance to the property.” The text prescribed by Texas Penal Code 30.06 (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun) was updated and a new posting under 30.07 (trespass by license holder with openly carried handgun) was created. As a result, districts with the current TASB poster should replace the existing sign and post a second sign if the district intends to pursue these trespass charges.

Both posted signs must  include text in contrasting colors with block letters at least one inch in height in both English and Spanish. TASB HR Services posters designed to meet these specifications are available for purchase in the TASB Store.

These posters can only be displayed on buildings or grounds on which a school-sponsored activity takes place and should not be displayed on the perimeter of district property. Effective Sept. 1, 2015, SB 273 prohibits posting of signs under 30.06 on the perimeter of the property. Under the new legislation, districts may be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000–$1,500 for the first violation and $10,000-$10,500 for the second or subsequent violation.

Additional information can be found in the Texas School Law eSource paper “Firearms on School District Property” In the Community Relations section.

Register early to ensure your spot in 2015–16 training

The schedule for our Austin training sessions has been posted on the HR Services Training Web page. Registration for all events is available so you can plan your HR professional development for the upcoming year. Additional training opportunities and registration for our webinars and ESC training will be posted soon.