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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 here! On September 14 we introduced the new Policy Online! Visit the Policy Online upgrade page for more information.

Available Now:

  • Update 120 preview, which contains a list of codes being revised for the next numbered update coming in late January, 2023.
  • The 2022-23 Annual Review of Key Policies Policy Alert, which identifies the policies and exhibits that commonly need revisions.
  • The 2022-23 Employee Notification Policy Alert, which helps districts comply with state and federal laws.
  • 2022 edition of the Model Student Handbook, provided to help communicate information to students and parents.

For more resources, 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.

Holiday Bonuses
As the holidays approach, public employers frequently ask about the possibility of providing a one-time bonus to employees to thank and reward them for their service to the organization.  

TASB HR Services to Present at 2022 TASPA Winter Conference
TASB HR Services staff will be presenting several sessions at the TASPA Winter Conference in Round Rock, Texas, on December 6 and 7. 

HR Services Releases Updated Leaves and Absences Guide
The newest edition of The Administrator’s Guide to Managing Leaves and Absences is now available for purchase in the TASB Store.

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White Oak ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On November 28, the White Oak 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.

Somerville ISD Hires New Superintendent

On November 28, the Somerville ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Eric Holton as the district’s new superintendent. Holton most recently served as the High School Principal in New Caney ISD. 

Scurry-Rosser ISD Names Lone Finalist

On November 14, the Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees named Ronny Snow as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Snow currently serves as High School Principal in Rusk ISD.

Sierra Blanca ISD Names Lone Finalist

On November 14, the Sierra Blanca ISD Board of Trustees named Ronnie McGraw as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. McGraw currently serves as Middle School Principal in McCamey ISD.

Morgan ISD Hires New Superintendent

On October 25, the Morgan ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. John C. Bullion as the district’s new superintendent. Bullion most recently served as the Special Education Liaison to TEA and is a Board Trustee in Valley Mills ISD.

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

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