Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Operation Connectivity: Deadline August 4, 2020

TASB Legal Services' memo Operation Connectivity Bulk Order Program (pdf) answers questions about the need for board authorization to pursue a bulk purchase of technology under Operation Connectivity. The memo includes a Sample Notice/Agenda: Board Meeting by Videoconference or Telephone Call for Operation Connectivity Bulk Order Program (docx) in an editable word format.

TASB's online resources for Texas public schools

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Get guidance for your district on topics like health and safety, remote instruction, personnel issues, and operations.

Infectious disease response


Governance issues

Board Training Requirements

Delegation of Authority

Postponing the May election

  • TASB Legal Services' Postponing the May 2, 2020 Election (pdf) provides information for school districts considering postponement of the May 2, 2020 election to November 3, 2020, pursuant to the Governor's proclamation authorizing postponement and the Secretary of State’s related guidance.

Video or phone meetings and the Open Meetings Act


Personnel issues

Compensation and benefits

Forms

General HR guidance

Risk management

Food service-related resources

Facility-related resources

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

Centers for Disease Control

National School Boards Association

Texas Attorney General

Texas Education Agency

U.S. Department of Education

Event updates

View updates on TASB and related event cancellations.

Updated July 28, 2020, 1:34 p.m.