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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.

The National Educator Shortage
The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) recently hosted the 2022 National Educator Shortage Summit with the goal of examining and addressing systemic issues contributing to the national shortage of educators.

Best Practices for Recruiting Quality Staff
TASB HR Services has updated the webinar Best Practices for Recruiting Quality Staff to include strategies to meet the challenges of recruiting during an educator shortage.

Title IX Proposed Revisions Released
The Title IX proposed revisions were released for public comment by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) on the 50th anniversary of the law.

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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. 

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.

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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