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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. School board members should understand how policy works and why it’s ...
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...
Another legislative session has ended, and TASB Policy Service is hard at work updating districts’ local policy manuals, the Regulations Resource Manual, the Model Student Code of Conduct , and the Model Student Handbook with the latest legal requirements. You may ...
School boards are responsible for making informed decisions about policy that comply with law and reflect district goals, values, and practices. Superintendents are responsible for making informed recommendations regarding policy revisions to the board. Policy Service’s nu...
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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