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Registration now open for 2020 Grassroots Meetings 
Make your voice heard at your regional grassroots meeting. TASB will be hosting 21 regional meetings for trustees to discuss and select their legislative priorities. The results of the meetings will set the foundation for TASB Advocacy Agenda Priorities and direct TASB's advocacy efforts during the upcoming legislative session. View the schedule and register today!

New Legislative Summary for Board Members Available
TASB Legal Services has finalized the 2019 Legislative Summary for Board Members. This free document contains summaires of bills that the 86th Legislature passed during the legislative session. View the document.

 

Available in the Policy Service Resource Library:

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions or call us at 800.580.7529 if you have any questions.

Coming soon:

  • Districts should receive their Update 114 packets by the end of November.

For more, see Policy Service’s Public Information page.

  • TASB Legal Services' After the School Board Election (pdf) explains what to do immediately following the board election, including canvassing votes and reorganization.
  • TASB Legal Services' HB 2840 - Public Comment and Testimony at Board Meetings (pdf) provides basic information about House Bill 2840, effective September 1, 2019, that affects how school boards must address public comments from citizens during board meetings.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Visitors to School Property and School Events (pdf) provides guidance related to school visitors, including visitor screening, sex offenders, prohibited activities, and excluding disruptive parents and others from school property or school events.
  • 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.

TASB HR Services to Present at TASPA Winter Conference
TASB HR Services staff will be presenting at the TASPA Winter Conference in Austin on December 12 and 13. 

Teacher Incentive Allotment Training Now Available
TASB HR Services has partnered with Kreuz Consulting to add Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) Strategic Planning Workshops to the HR Services list of local and regional training offerings.

School Environment Crucial to Teacher and Student Success
Research suggests that the most important factor in teacher success is the school environment.

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Goliad ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On November 25, the Goliad ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Kermit ISD Hires New Superintendent

On November 22, the Kermit ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jose Lopez as the district’s new superintendent. Lopez most recently served as the superintendent in Taft ISD.

San Vicente ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On November 21, the San Vicente ISD Board of Trustees started the process to have TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Danbury ISD Hires New Superintendent

On November 21, the Danbury ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Nancy Sandlin as the district’s new superintendent. Sandlin most recently served as the superintendent in Buckholts ISD.

Dripping Springs ISD Hires New Superintendent

On November 21, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Todd Washburn as the district’s new superintendent. Washburn most recently served as the associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment in Eanes ISD.

Irion County ISD Hires New Superintendent

On November 19, the Irion County ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Ray DeSpain as the district’s new superintendent. DeSpain most recently served as the superintendent in Elkhart ISD.

Del Valle ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On November 4, the Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Idalou ISD Hires Executive Search Services

The Idalou ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. 

Further details about all search activities can be found on the ESS website.

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