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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:

  • The 2019 Model Student Code of Conduct which helps districts oganize provisions of the law that communicates what is expected of students and how misconduct will be handled.
  • The post-legislative supplement to the 2019–20 Model Student Handbook which helps districts communicate essential information to students and parents.
  • Update 59 to the Regulations Resource Manual which includes sample administrative procedures and forms.
  • 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 2019—20 school year.

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For more information from Policy Service...

  • 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.

Principal Certification Deadline Approaches
The redesigned principal certification goes into effect this fall. Learn about it in this update.

Program Model Defines Bilingual and ESL Certification Requirements
Bilingual and ESL certifications continue to be state-level shortage areas, but some flexibility may be available based on the program model delivered by a school district. 

Personnel-Related Legislative Summary
Review the several personnel-related bills passed during the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in this article. 

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Bloomington ISD Hires New Superintendent

On July 15, the Bloomington ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mark Anglin as the district’s new superintendent. Anglin most recently served as the superintendent in Broaddus ISD.

Central ISD Hires New Superintendent

On July 8, the Central ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Justin Risner as the district’s new superintendent. Risner most recently served as the assistant superintendent in Central ISD.

Cedar Hill ISD Names Lone Finalist

On July 2, the Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees named Gerald Hudson as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Hudson currently serves as superintendent in Jasper ISD.

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

Texas Lone Star

Texas Lone Star July 2019 Cover

Read the July edition of Texas Lone Star.

National School Boards Association

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