Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

TASB's online resources for Texas public schools

Infectious disease response

Personnel issues

Governance issues

Video or phone meetings and the Open Meetings Act

Postponing the May election

  • TASB Legal Services' Things to Know about Postponing the May 2, 2020 Election (pdf) provides additional information for school districts considering postponement of the May 2, 2020 election to November 3, 2020, pursuant to the Governor's March 18, 2020 proclamation authorizing postponement.
  • Secretary of State Elections Division Election Advisory No. 2020-12 provides guidance for school districts opting to postpone elections ordered for May 2, 2020, to November 3, 2020, pursuant to Governor Abbott’s proclamation. Districts directing questions to the Elections Division should include a contact number where they can be reached currently.

Food service-related resources

Facility-related resources

Grading, graduation, and class rank

TASB Policy Service has produced Grading, Graduation, and Class Rank – COVID-19 FAQs

TASB COVID-19 coverage

Listen to TASB Talks Episode 34: School Board Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis. Get answers to questions about suspended provisions of the Open Meetings Act, find out what a board should know about granting emergency powers to their superintendent, get info on paying district employees during closures, and explore how remote instruction might affect learning.

TASB Legal Services telephone consultation service

Contact TASB Legal Services at legal@tasb.org or 800.580.5345 for questions concerning the legal implications of any COVID-19-related issues your district is confronting, or any other legal questions your district has. The TASB Legal Line can be accessed by the decision makers of the district at no additional charge to the district.


TASB resources for community colleges

Additional Community College resources

Community College telephone consultation service

Community colleges may contact TASB Community College Services at colleges@tasb.org or 800.580.1488 for questions concerning the legal implications of any COVID-19-related issues your college is confronting, or any other legal questions your college has. Decision makers at the college may obtain legal advice from Community College Services at no additional charge to the college.


Additional resources

National School Boards Association

Texas Education Agency

U.S. Department of Education

Centers for Disease Control

Event updates

View updates on TASB and related event cancellations.

Updated April 2, 2020, 11:30 a.m.