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Trustees adopt TASB legislative agenda
School board members from around the state, serving as their districts’ official delegates to the TASB Delegate Assembly, adopted the TASB 2018-2020 Advocacy Agenda on Saturday, September 29 during the TASA/TASB Convention in Austin. The Agenda will guide TASB’s advocacy efforts during the 86th Legislature and will ensure that school district voices are represented at the Capitol and elsewhere. Learn more.

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  • TASB Legal Services' Deadlines for May 4, 2019 School District Trustee Elections (pdf) provides important dates and deadlines applicable to school districts preparing for the May 4, 2019 trustee election.
  • 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.
  • Last month's most-viewed eSource page: Governance—Districts of Innovation.

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Setting the Expectations for New Grads
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The Impact of Strategic Hiring
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Cameron ISD Names Lone Finalist

On April 17, the Cameron ISD Board of Trustees named Kevin Sprinkles as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Sprinkles currently serves as superintendent in Academy ISD.

Central ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On April 11, the Central ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Silsbee ISD Hires New Superintendent

On April 10, the Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Gregg Weiss as the district’s new superintendent. Weiss most recently served as the principal in Hawkins ISD.

Brownsville ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On April 5, the Brownsville ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. 

Cleveland ISD Names Lone Finalist

On April 3, the Cleveland ISD Board of Trustees named Chris Trotter as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Trotter currently serves as chief administrative officer in Tomball ISD.

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

Texas Lone Star

Texas Lone Star April 2019 Cover

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