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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.

Stay Up to Date on Legislative News
Subscribe to TASB's Legislative Report, a weekly e-newsletter, and Legislative Update, published daily during the legislative session, to keep up with all the activities at the state and national capitols.

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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.

Managing Leave Benefits Successfully
District coordinators looking for help understanding leave benefits and managing the process can rely on various HR Services resources to make their jobs easier.

Translating Employee Handbooks for Non-English Speakers
Are districts required to translate the employee handbook for employees that are not literate in English? Find out in this Q&A.

Facebook Jobs Looking to Strengthen Marketplace
With more than a third of Americans using Facebook Marketplace, the tech giant is working to improve the content making up its job search function, according to a news release from the company.

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Waco ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On May 16, the Waco ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Bowie ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 15, the Bowie ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Blake Enlow as the district’s new superintendent. Enlow most recently served as the principal in Bowie ISD.

Academy ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On May 14, the Academy ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Cedar Hill ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On May 13, the Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. 

Cameron ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 9, the Cameron ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Kevin Sprinkles as the district’s new superintendent. Sprinkles most recently served as the superintendent in Academy ISD.

Sanger ISD Names Lone Finalist

On May 8, the Sanger ISD Board of Trustees named Tommy Hunter as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Hunter currently serves as superintendent in Brownsboro ISD.

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

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Texas Lone Star May 2019 Cover

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