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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 Online™ is here! On September 14 we introduced the new Policy Online! Visit the Policy Online upgrade page for more information.

Available Now:

  • Update 120 preview, which contains a list of codes being revised for the next numbered update coming in late January, 2023.
  • The 2022-23 Annual Review of Key Policies Policy Alert, which identifies the policies and exhibits that commonly need revisions.
  • The 2022-23 Employee Notification Policy Alert, which helps districts comply with state and federal laws.
  • 2022 edition of the Model Student Handbook, provided to help communicate information to students and parents.

For more resources, 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 receiving the newsletter. View all the previous policy articles in the Member Center.

Grow Your Own Programs and Teacher Diversity
As the student population increases in racial diversity, districts must continue to seek ways to address the lack of diversity amongst teachers.  

The Importance of Staff Surveys
The research is clear: when school districts use staff surveys to seek input and respond to feedback in a meaningful way, employees are more likely to stay in their roles.

That's a Wrap!
TASB HR Services would like to extend a huge thank you to all the participants in this year’s HR Academy and Advanced HR Seminar.

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Scurry-Rosser ISD Names Lone Finalist

On November 14, the Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees named Ronny Snow as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Snow currently serves as High School Principal in Rusk ISD.

Sierra Blanca ISD Names Lone Finalist

On November 14, the Sierra Blanca ISD Board of Trustees named Ronnie McGraw as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. McGraw currently serves as Middle School Principal in McCamey ISD.

Somerville ISD Names Lone Finalist

On November 1, the Somerville ISD Board of Trustees named Eric Holton as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Holton currently serves as High School Principal in New Caney ISD.

Morgan ISD Hires New Superintendent

On October 25, the Morgan ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. John C. Bullion as the district’s new superintendent. Bullion most recently served as the Special Education Liaison to TEA and is a Board Trustee in Valley Mills ISD.

Southwest ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On August 26, the Southwest 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.

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

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