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Registration now open for 2020 Grassroots Meetings 
Make your voice heard at your regional grassroots meeting. TASB will be hosting 21 regional meetings for trustees to discuss and select their legislative priorities. The results of the meetings will set the foundation for TASB Advocacy Agenda Priorities and direct TASB's advocacy efforts during the upcoming legislative session. View the schedule and register today!

New Legislative Summary for Board Members Available
TASB Legal Services has finalized the 2019 Legislative Summary for Board Members. This free document contains summaires of bills that the 86th Legislature passed during the legislative session. View the document.

 

Available in the Policy Service Resource Library:

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

Coming soon:

  • Districts should receive their Update 114 packets by the end of November.

For more, see Policy Service’s Public Information page.

  • TASB Legal Services' After the School Board Election (pdf) explains what to do immediately following the board election, including canvassing votes and reorganization.
  • TASB Legal Services' HB 2840 - Public Comment and Testimony at Board Meetings (pdf) provides basic information about House Bill 2840, effective September 1, 2019, that affects how school boards must address public comments from citizens during board meetings.
  • 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.

PR1500 Equity Data Survey Changes
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is making changes to the process for collecting teacher and special education paraprofessional data.

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for December
Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for December.

Simplifying Blended Rate Calculation
HR Services members challenged with calculating the regular rate for overtime when a nonexempt employee performs two or more jobs at different pay rate can find help in the HR Library.

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Del Valle ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On November 4, the Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Idalou ISD Hires Executive Search Services

The Idalou ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. 

Danbury ISD Names Lone Finalist

On October 30, the Danbury ISD Board of Trustees named Nancy Sandlin as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Sandlin currently serves as superintendent in Buckholts ISD. 

Dripping Springs ISD Names Lone Finalist

On October 30, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees named Todd Washburn as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Washburn currently serves as associate superintendent in Eanes ISD.

Kermit ISD Names Lone Finalist

On October 30, the Kermit ISD Board of Trustees named Jose Lopez as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Lopez currently serves as superintendent in Taft ISD.

Irion County ISD Names Lone Finalist

On October 28, the Irion County ISD Board of Trustees named Ray DeSpain as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. DeSpain currently serves as superintendent in Elkhart ISD.

White Oak ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On October 1, the White Oak ISD Board of Trustees hired TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

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

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