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Working in education means wearing a lot of different hats. For someone in your district, maybe you, being the policy contact is one of those hats. Depending on the size of your district, your policy contact might be the superintendent, another central office administrato...
School policy is like a compass for your district, guiding operations and governance to exactly where they should be. That’s why adopting local policies is one of the school board’s most important jobs. In this article and video, we’ll answer some basic questions to he...
Each year, districts should review key policies to confirm that they match district practices and align with other district documents, such as student and employee handbooks. In addition to this regular upkeep, Policy Service recommends a thorough review of your policy man...
Drinking from a fire hose? Jumping in the deep end? Whatever cliché we use, we know new superintendents have a lot to learn and not a lot of time to learn it. TASB Policy Service and your policy consultant are here to help with policy matters. We have you covered with a...
One of the major roles and responsibilities of your school board is to adopt local policies. School board policy development can be as simple as adopting changes to a single policy or as complex as dozens of stakeholders and a cascade of changes affecting multiple policie...
Background On April 11, 2022, TEA released its model local policy for selecting and reviewing library materials. In its  correspondence , TEA recommends that boards “consider if an adjustment to current policy is necessary.” TASB Policy Service now offers two options for...
From time to time, your district will need to add a new policy, delete an old one, or amend a current policy. When your district initiates a policy change, it’s called a Local District Update, or LDU. Policy development is a cooperative effort between the administratio...
The line between policy and regulation—where one ends and the other begins—can seem fuzzy at first. Learning how school board policies and regulations are different is essential for board members. Not being able to recognize the difference can set up an imbalance in your b...
Federal and state laws change continuously. Many of these new laws and revisions to old laws go into effect soon after they are enacted. At TASB, we’re always tracking changes in the legal landscape of these changes for your district. TASB Policy Service and TASB Legal Se...
Each and every school day (and some weekends!), Texas public school districts transport students to and from their schools, provide a wide range of learning experiences for students from pre-K through high school, feed them, and provide myriad wraparound services. This is ...
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