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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.

 

What’s New in Policy Service?

Coming in May!

May 10 – The new edition of the Model Student Handbook

Late-May to June – Update 117 packets will be mailed to districts. View the Preview of Local policies being revised.

Coming this Summer!

July 12 – The 2021-22 edition of the Model Student Code of Conduct and the post-legislative Model Student Handbook

Also in JulyAnnual Review of Key Policies and Employee Notification Policy Alerts for the 2021-22 school year.

Introducing Policy Spotlight! Our quarterly newsletter provides articles on timely policy issues. Missed it? Sign Up to receive the next edition. View the most recent articles in the Member Center.

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

Teacher Certification: Part 2—DOI Flexibility and School District Teaching Permits
The second part of the teacher certification series focuses on two nontraditional ways to hire uncertified individuals for teaching positions—a district’s District of Innovation (DOI) plan and a school district teaching permit (SDTP).

Teacher Shortages Don’t Affect All Equally
The pandemic-fueled nationwide teacher shortage that many have feared has yet to materialize; however, there is cause for concern in specific schools and subjects.

Attrition: An Effective Way to Reduce
Budget preparation is in full swing, and districts may be struggling to find needed resources to support or improve student learning while sustaining a competitive compensation plan.

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Miller Grove ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On April 7, the Miller Grove ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Details and updates will appear on our searches page as things progress.

Cotulla ISD Hires New Superintendent

On April 1, the Cotulla ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Ruben Cervantes as the district’s new superintendent. Cervantes most recently served as the superintendent in Dell City ISD.

Taft ISD Names Lone Finalist

On March 29, the Taft ISD Board of Trustees named Irene Garza as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Garza currently serves as professor for superintendent and principal certification programs at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX.  

Brazos ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On March 9, the Brazos 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.

Banquete ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On February 8, the Banquete 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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