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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.

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Supporting Nursing Mothers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and Women’s Bureau announce a series of events to commemorate National Breastfeeding Month and new resources for parents and employers.

Keeping Up with Private-Sector Pay
Private-sector pay rose more than 5.5 percent over the last year as employers attempt to keep their staff amid rising inflation and a job seeker’s market.

Child Labor Law Enforcement
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has signaled increased enforcement of child labor laws, as noted in a recent HR Dive Brief.

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Brackett ISD Hires New Superintendent

On August 4, the Brackett ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Eliza Diaz as the district’s new superintendent. Diaz most recently served as the interim superintendent in Brackett ISD.

Morgan ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On July 11, the Morgan 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.

Premont ISD Hires New Superintendent

On June 28, the Premont ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mike Barrera as the district’s new superintendent. Barrera previously served as the superintendent in Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD.

Snook ISD Hires New Superintendent

On June 27, the Snook ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Megan Pape as the district’s new superintendent. Pape most recently served as the Director of Inclusive Learning and Innovation in Bellville ISD.

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. 

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

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