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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.

The Governance and Management Library is here! Visit Policy Online® to view this new feature that includes model publications and policy resources.

Available Now:

  • Update 67 of the Regulations Resource Manual 
  • The 2023-24 Annual Review of Key Policies and Employee Notification Policy Alerts
  • Districts should expect to receive their Localized Update 121 packets by mid-June 2023.

Coming Soon:

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 receiving the newsletter. View all the previous policy articles in the Member Center.

Q&A: Calculating General Pay Increases Based on Midpoint
This Q&A provides answers to some of the most common questions HR Services has received regarding the process and reasoning for calculating general pay increases (GPI) based on midpoint.

TEA Provides Certification and Summer Hiring Information
Districts have started their summer hiring processes to secure qualified individuals for the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

Strategic Recognition Impacts Employee Wellbeing
Recent research from Gallup-Workhuman finds a correlation between employee recognition and an employee’s level of wellbeing, which together can help or harm employee performance, feelings of pay equity, and job-searching tendencies.

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McGregor ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 31, the McGregor ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Travis Mutscher as the district’s new superintendent. Mutscher most recently served as the area superintendent in Round Rock ISD.

Venus ISD Names Lone Finalist

On May 25, the Venus ISD Board of Trustees named Patrick Torres as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Torres currently serves as superintendent in Denver City ISD.

Giddings ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 4, the Giddings ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Raymond DeSpain as the district’s new superintendent. DeSpain most recently served as the superintendent in Irion County ISD. 

Robstown ISD Hires New Superintendent

On April 26, the Robstown ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Marc Puig as the district’s new superintendent. Puig most recently served as the Senior Governance Advisor for the Texas Education Agency. 

Pawnee ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On April 18, the Pawnee 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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