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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 getting an upgrade! This summer we will introduce a modernized Policy Online to make policy work easier! Visit the Policy Online upgrade page for ongoing updates.

Available Now:

  • Update 65 of the Regulations Resource Manual, which correlates with Update 119. They provide administrators with a reference library of sample administrative procedures and forms.
  • Update 119 Policy Manual Update Resources, including the Local Policy Overview and Legal Issues memo.
  • 2022 edition of the Model Student Handbook, provided to help communicate information to students and parents.
  • Update 119 Preview, which has a list of local policies included in the update.

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.

HR and Policy: Vacancy Posting Requirements
Requirements for posting vacancies and specific content to be included are addressed in Texas Education Code (TEC), local policy, and Title IX rules.

TASB HR Services to Present at 2022 TASPA Summer Conference
TASB HR Services staff will present several sessions at the TASPA Summer Conference in Round Rock, TX, on July 14 and 15.

ACP Enrollment Increases but Program Completion Decreases
Alternative Certification Programs (ACPs) were the only type of educator preparation programs (EPPs) to see an increase in enrollment from 2010 to 2019, but completion rates dropped 10 percent during the same period.

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Dalhart ISD Hires New Superintendent

On June 23, the Dalhart ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jeff Byrd as the district’s new superintendent. Byrd most recently served as the superintendent in Vernon ISD. 

Gonzales ISD Hires New Superintendent

On June 13, the Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Elmer Avellaneda as the district’s new superintendent. Avellaneda most recently served as the Associate Superintendent in Corsicana ISD.

Snook ISD Names Lone Finalist

On June 2, the Snook ISD Board of Trustees named Megan Pape as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Pape currently serves as Director of Inclusive Learning and Innovation in Bellville ISD.

Premont ISD Names Lone Finalist

On June 2, the Premont ISD Board of Trustees named Mike Barrera as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Barrera previously served as superintendent in Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD.

Roma ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 19, the Roma ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. as the district’s new superintendent. Gonzalez most recently served as the superintendent in Zapata County ISD. 

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

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