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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...
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...
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 administration a...
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...
If you’re looking for a basic understanding of your school district policy manual and how it facilitates governance and management, this article from our Administrator’s Guide to Policy Management is for you. The board policy manual serves to articulate a governance fou...
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 ...
Your district receives recommended changes to policies from TASB two or three times a year. We base these updates on recent changes in the legal context. Depending on the number and type of policies addressed, and on other factors such as timing and local issues, your dis...
The historical file or record is an archive of only (LOCAL) policies in a district's board policy manual. Because of data and storage limitations, TASB is unable to maintain a historical record of each of the more than one thousand school district policy manuals in Texas. ...
It’s an odd-numbered year. That means the Texas Legislature has descended on Austin to pass a budget and make new laws. TASB is hard at work representing school boards and their districts’ concerns. When the Legislature’s 140 days are up, new legislation will need to be qu...
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