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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.

Available in the Policy Service Resource Library:

  • Update 113 to the Policy Reference Manualwhich contains the legally referenced policies aligned with Update 113.
  • Policy Manual Update Resources for Update 113 that include Vantage Points, Local Policy Overview video, Legal Issues, and more.
  • The 2019–20 Model Student Handbook which helps districts communicate essential information to students and parents for the current school year.
  • Update 59 to the Regulations Resource Manual which includes sample administrative procedures and forms aligned with Update 113.
  • The Employee Notification Policy Alert has information, policies, and other documents that should be made available to employees before the 2019–20 school year.
  • The Annual Review of Key Policies identifies policies that may need to be revised before the new school year.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions or call us at 800.580.7529 if you have any questions.

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For more information from Policy Service...

  • 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.

Calculating Penalty-Free Resignation
What is the penalty-free resignation date and how does HR calculate it? Find out in this Q&A.

House Bill 3 Employee Compensation Questions & Answers
We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions about HB3, from calculating increases to defining a full-time employee and much more. 

DOL Clarifies FMLA Leave Cannot Be Delayed
The DOL issued an opinion letter clarifying neither employers nor employees may delay or decline designation of FMLA protection for a qualifying condition.

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Richard Milburn Academy ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On June 7, the Richard Milburn Academy Governing Board voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Brownsville ISD Names Lone Finalist

On June 6, the Brownsville ISD Board of Trustees named Rene Gutierrez as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Gutierrez currently serves as superintendent in Edinburg CISD.

Chico ISD Names Lone Finalist

On June 4, the Chico ISD Board of Trustees named Scott Higgins as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Higgins currently serves as superintendent in D’Hanis ISD.

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

Texas Lone Star

Texas Lone Star June 2019 Cover

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