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2021 Legislative Summary now available
This guide summarizes key legislation relevant to Texas public schools that was enacted by the 87th Texas Legislature during the 2021 Regular Session. The bills are organized by topic, including Financial Matters, Elections, Accountability, Governance, Construction, Curriculum, Instruction, Student Health, Student Discipline, Safety and Personnel. Download the PDF for free from the TASB store.

Policy On Line® is getting an upgrade! In 2022, we will introduce a modernized Policy On Line to make policy work easier! Details coming soon!

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

Check out Policy Spotlight, our quarterly newsletter that provides articles on timely policy issues. Sign Up to start recieiving the newsletter. View all the previous policy articles in the Member Center.

Texas Teacher Dropouts at Alarming High
A recent study by the University of Houston shows first-year teacher retention is at an all-time low.

HR Survey Update
On January 20, TASB HR Services opened participation in the HR Surveys for 2021–2022.

Tips for Accepting End-of-Year Contract Resignations
As districts move into the last semester, it’s a good time to review practices relating to the acceptance of a contract employee’s end-of-year resignation.

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Alba Golden ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On January 25, the Alba-Golden ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our searches page as things progress.

Medina Valley ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On January 11, the Medina Valley ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our searches page as things progress.

Mathis ISD Names Lone Finalist

On January 19, the Mathis ISD Board of Trustees named Tim Norman as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Norman currently serves as superintendent in Hubbard ISD.

Carthage ISD Hires New Superintendent

On January 11, the Carthage ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jarrod Bitter as the district’s new superintendent. Bitter most recently served as the Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Innovation in Tyler ISD. 

Stephenville ISD Hires New Superintendent

On December 13, the Stephenville ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Eric Cederstrom as the district’s new superintendent. Cederstrom most recently served as the Deputy Superintendent in Pine Tree ISD.

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

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