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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.

 

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Coming in May!

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

Coming this Summer!

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Teacher Certification: Part 6—Exceptions and Waivers
Districts have two types of waivers available to hire an individual who doesn’t meet permit or certification criteria: the teacher certification waiver and the bilingual exception and English as a Second Language (ESL) waiver.

Contingent Pay Increases
Many districts are considering pay increases for 2021–2022 that may occur after the start of the school year because they’re contingent on availability of funding—either from student enrollment increases or from passage of a voter-approved tax ratification election (VATRE).

FML for Spring and Summer Births
A common family and medical leave (FML) question is whether a 10-month employee who has a baby late in the spring or over the summer can take family and medical leave (FML) at the beginning of the school year to bond with the baby.

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Banquete ISD Names Lone Finalist

On May 6, the Banquete ISD Board of Trustees named Stacy Johnson as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Johnson currently serves as Executive Director of Leadership in Ector County ISD.

Fort Stockton ISD Names Lone Finalist

On May 5, the Fort Stockton ISD Board of Trustees named Gabriel Zamora as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Zamora currently serves as superintendent in Olfen ISD.

Matagorda ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On April 22, the Matagorda 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.

Taft ISD Hires New Superintendent

On April 20, the Taft ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Irene Garza as the district’s new superintendent. Garza most recently served as professor for superintendent and principal certification programs at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX.

United ISD Names Lone Finalist

On April 19, the United ISD Board of Trustees named David Gonzalez as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Gonzalez currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in United ISD.

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

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