TASB ISD, Now New Board Member Launch

TASB ISD, which was designed to provide first-year trustees with an overview of their responsibilities, has been replaced with New Board Member Launch.

New Board Member Launch

New Board Member Launch is a curriculum for first-year trustees. It has several components to help you quickly adjust to your role as a new trustee and learn about board service. New Board Member Launch shares the same philosophy and provides similar development opportunities as TASB ISD. However, New Board Member Launch increases digital training engagements. This includes learning on your own time through a course package in the Online Learning Center (OLC).

New Board Member Launch also includes programming components at live events like Summer Leadership Institute and TASA | TASB Convention or the New Board Member Launch virtual event in January. New Board Member Launch provide you with opportunities learn more about the:

  • Role of the board
  • Social and emotional aspects of board service
  • Research-based governance practices shown to have the greatest effect on student success in your district.

New Board Member Launch also features the Top 10 course package in the OLC. These short courses provide a quick foundation in a variety of topics that will be essential to your board. They are designed as just-in-time resources. Therefore, if you see something on an upcoming agenda that you are not familiar with, see if there is a Top 10 course on the topic that can give you some background before the discussion.

Current Top 10 course topics include:

  • Vision and goals
  • Budget
  • Special education
  • Policy
  • School Law
  • HR Issues
  • School Safety
  • Legal Student Issues
  • College, Career, and Military Readiness
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Email onlinelearning@tasb.org to let us know of other topics you would like to see included.

Why should I participate in New Board Member Launch?

In any new role, people often find that they “don’t know what they don’t know.” New Board Member Launch (formerly known as TASB ISD) gives you a foundational understanding of a broad range of board member responsibilities. You will find that this introduction will give you more confidence in participating with your board team as you continue to develop your knowledge and skills with complex issues that come before the board.

How do I get started?

New Board Member Launch is offered for newly elected trustees at all major TASB events. Just register for the conference most convenient to you, and check the program for the new board member in-depth session.

Convention logo TASA | TASB Convention
Dallas
September 24–26, 2021
Governance Camp (formerly known as Winter Governance Seminar)
Galveston
March 2–5, 2022
Summer Leadership Institute logo Summer Leadership Institute
San Antonio
June 15–18, 2022
Summer Leadership Institute logo Summer Leadership Institute
Fort Worth
June 29–July 2, 2022

New Board Member Launch can be delivered in your district for your board alone, or as a digital workshop component for several boards in your area.

Who do I contact if I still have questions about New Board Member Launch (formerly known as TASB ISD)?

E-mail board.dev@tasb.org or call 512.467.0222, extension 2453.