Return-to-School Resources

We've compiled resources, guidelines, and best practices to help school districts make returning to the classroom as safe as possible. 

State and national guidelines

TASB's return-to-school podcast

  • TASB Talks, Episode 36: Return to School, Part I: Joy Baskin, division director of TASB Legal Services discusses the legal challenges and implications as public schools prepare for the new year in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Get details on TEA's guidelines on in-person and virtual learning, extracurricular activities, and the processes for managing outbreaks as they arise.
  • TASB Talks, Episode 37: Return to School, Part II: Amy Campbell, division director of TASB HR Services, talks about the challenges of district staff returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. She answers common district questions, like: Do teachers have a choice in returning to the classroom? If a staff member is exposed to COVID-19, what are the next steps? How will daily screenings work? Should schools be preparing contact tracing teams?

Health and safety


General operations

Personnel issues

General HR guidance


Remote work

Remote instruction

Student and extracurricular issues

Updated November 16, 2020,  9:45 a.m.