Other HR

September 24, 2021

Supplemental Duty Job Descriptions Now Available

TASB HR Services is pleased to announce the addition of supplemental duty job descriptions to the HR Library.  

tagged: Employment, HR, "Job descriptions"

September 20, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for October

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of October.

tagged: HR

September 14, 2021

TASA, TASB, and TASBO Kick Off Budget Cohort

The 2021–2022 Texas District Leaders Budget Cohort program kicks off on September 23, 2021, at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.

tagged: Compensation, "Educator contracts", "Professional development", Staffing

September 10, 2021

Texas Education Human Resources Day: October 13

Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 13, 2021, as Texas Education Human Resources Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor the important contributions made by school staff who work in human resources.

tagged: HR

September 07, 2021

TASB HR Services to Present at TASA | TASB Convention 2021

TASB HR Services will present four sessions at this year's TASA | TASB Convention in Dallas, TX.

tagged: HR, "HR training", "Professional development"

September 03, 2021

Prekindergarten Added to Class Size Limits

Effective September 1, 2021, prekindergarten classes are limited to 22 students.

tagged: Staffing, TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

August 25, 2021

Clarifying Recent Guidance on Contact Tracing and Close Contacts

Districts have some confusion about recently updated public health guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), which points to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response"

August 11, 2021

College Job Descriptions Now Available in the HR Library

TASB HR Services is pleased to announce its newest resource for colleges—model job descriptions.

tagged: "Community college", "Job descriptions"

August 04, 2021

Is It Time to Renew Your District of Innovation Plan?

TASB Legal Services recently published guidance for districts in need of renewing a district of innovation (DOI) plan.

tagged: "Districts of innovation", DOI, TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

August 03, 2021

TEA Launches Accelerated Learning Support

To support accelerated learning in the wake of COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS) to provide funding and resources to schools.

tagged: COVID-19, TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

July 23, 2021

Cybersecurity Training Requirements Clarified

Many of our members have reached out to HR Services regarding the impact of Senate Bill (SB) 1267 and House Bill (HB) 1118 on cybersecurity training requirements.

tagged: "HR training", "Professional development"

July 07, 2021

NNDCC vs. NJROTC: Different Acronyms, Same Purpose

If you have never heard of the National Naval Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC), then you are probably not alone.

tagged: "Career and technology education", CTE

July 06, 2021

Impact of Accelerated Instruction

Accelerated instruction was addressed by the 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in House Bill (HB) 4545.

tagged: Hiring, Staffing, TEA, "Teacher Retirement System", "Texas Education Agency", TRS

June 15, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for July

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for July.

tagged: HR

June 07, 2021

TEA Adjusts Public Health Guidance

Districts must review and update procedures to ensure compliance with the June 5, 2021 update to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) public health guidance.

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

May 18, 2021

TRS Extends Penalty Fee Grace Period

Districts will be relieved to learn that the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) has decided not to assess penalty fees beginning with September 2021 for filing late reports.

tagged: "Teacher retirement", "Teacher Retirement System", TRS

May 17, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for June

Let's take a look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of June.

tagged: HR

May 12, 2021

End-of-Year Procedures

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and students will soon be darting out the school doors to begin their summer break with teachers and staff not far behind.

tagged: "Employee performance", "Employee surveys", Employment, HR

April 22, 2021

Board Resolution vs. Regular Board Action

We’ve referenced board resolutions during the pandemic far more than usual, and all this talk about resolutions has led some district staff to think many actions now require a resolution.

tagged: HR

April 20, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for May

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of May.

tagged: HR

March 09, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for April

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of April.

tagged: HR

March 08, 2021

TEA to Evaluate Educator Preparation Programs

To assess educator preparation program (EPP) effectiveness and provide appropriate support, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is collecting data via the annual principal and first-year teacher surveys.

tagged: "Employee performance", HR, Surveys, TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

March 03, 2021

IRS Allows Deductions for COVID-19 Protective Items

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced eligible educators may include COVID-19 protective items in the educator expense deduction.

tagged: HR

February 25, 2021

IRS Announces Filing Extension

Due to the winter storms in Texas, the deadline to file various individual and business tax returns has been extended to June 15, 2021.

tagged: HR

February 08, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for March

As we move into spring, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of March. 

tagged: HR

January 29, 2021

Annual Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Query

School districts are required to run an annual query of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse on all existing commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders, including bus drivers.

tagged: Hiring, "Personnel records"

January 25, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Requirements for International Travel

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new COVID-19 testing requirements for international travelers returning to the United States effective January 26, 2021.

tagged: COVID-19, Leave

January 21, 2021

Experienced HR Mentors Needed

At the 2020 HR Academy, HR Services introduced HR Mentorship Connections, a new program designed to connect novice HR staff with experienced HR professionals willing to serve as a mentor.

tagged: HR, "HR training", "Professional development", Retention

January 19, 2021

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Unfairly Penalized

A recent study finds teachers in high-poverty schools are unfairly penalized on classroom observations.

tagged: "Employee performance", HR

January 12, 2021

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for February

As we look at the typical HR department's to-do list for February, remember to revise processes and procedures to reflect use of remote work and virtual learning.

tagged: HR

January 11, 2021

No Changes to TASB Model Contracts

There will not be any changes to the TASB Model Contracts in 2021.

tagged: contracts, "Educator contracts", "Employment contracts", HR, "Teacher contracts"

January 05, 2021

Disinfecting Surfaces to Stop Spread of COVID Unproductive

Scientific data shows that focusing on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces has little impact on stopping the spread of COVID-19.

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response"

December 15, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for January

As we look at the typical HR department's to-do list for January, remember to revise processes and procedures to reflect use of remote work and virtual learning.

tagged: HR

December 15, 2020

Evaluating Teachers Who Provide Virtual Instruction

Evaluating teachers has always been one of the more time consuming and challenging but important duties of principals. These challenges have been heightened by adding evaluations of teachers who provide virtual instruction due to the pandemic.

tagged: COVID-19, "Employee performance", "Professional development", T-TESS

December 14, 2020

Happy Holidays from HR Services

As 2020 draws to a close, we wanted to wish all our members and readers very happy holidays.

tagged: HR

December 11, 2020

TEA Updates Public Health Planning Guidance

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released updated guidance providing districts with detailed steps for addressing employees who test positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have had close contact with an individual who tests positive.

tagged: COVID-19, Leave, TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

December 01, 2020

TDLR Emergency Licensing Due to COVID-19

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) passed an emergency rule related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

tagged: Certification, "Personnel records"

November 30, 2020

Two Lies and a Truth

HR Services staff hear stories about employees in public education all over the state, and some of those stories are pretty unbelievable.

tagged: HR

November 30, 2020

TEA Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Resources to support employee and student mental health and wellness are available from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

tagged: "HR training", "Professional development", "Teacher training"

November 09, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for December

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for December.

tagged: HR

November 09, 2020

Enhanced TASB Member Center is Coming

On November 16 the TASB Member Center is opening its doors to welcome more members, including district personnel, and refreshing the online experience for all.

tagged: HR

November 02, 2020

Mentor Program Allotment Cycle 2

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will begin accepting applications for the Mentor Program Allotment (MPA) Cycle 2 on November 2, 2020.

tagged: "Employee performance", HR, "Professional development", TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

October 12, 2020

Mental Health Impacts Our Work

As depression, anxiety, and suicide rates rise, more employers are taking active steps to break the stigma of mental health in the workplace and provide resources to help employees.

tagged: ADA, "Americans with Disabilities Act", "Health insurance", HR

October 12, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for November

As we look at the typical HR department's to-do list for November, remember to revise processes and procedures to reflect use of remote work and virtual learning.

tagged: HR

October 05, 2020

Class Size Waivers and COVID-19

As schools re-open this fall, many school entities are providing altered instructional arrangements for students due to ongoing safety concerns of COVID-19.

tagged: DOI, "Epidemic Response", Staffing, TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

October 05, 2020

Grant Opportunity to Support Teacher Leadership

Last week, Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced competitive grant opportunities for local education agencies (LEAs) including one opportunity directly related to National Board Certification, which would support districts pursuing Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) funds.

tagged: Certification, "Professional development", TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

September 29, 2020

Assigning Extra Classes during Planning Periods

Districts struggling to cover classes because of a lack of substitutes or because of uneven class sizes need to ensure they don’t interfere with a teacher’s protected planning period.

tagged: Compensation, "Teacher contracts"

September 24, 2020

TASB HR Services to Present at TASA | TASB Convention 2020

TASB HR Services will present three sessions at this year's virtual TASA | TASB Convention.

tagged: HR, "HR training", "Professional development"

September 24, 2020

DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in response to a federal court’s decision that found portions of the regulations invalid.

tagged: Benefits, "Department of Labor", HR, Leave

September 23, 2020

Texas Education Human Resources Day: October 14

Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 14, 2020, as Texas Education Human Resources Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor the important contributions made by school staff who work in human resources.

tagged: HR

September 18, 2020

Last Minute Resignations of Certified Personnel

Fear of COVID-19, concerns about underlying health conditions, and the inability to work remotely have resulted in an increase of resignations for the start of this school year.

tagged: "Educator contracts", "Teacher resignations", Termination

September 18, 2020

TEA Announces Grant Opportunities

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the opening of the 2021–2023 Grow Your Own Grant Program and the 2021–2022 Principal Residency Grant.

tagged: HR, Recruiting, TEA, "Teacher recruiting", "Texas Education Agency"

September 15, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for October

As we look at the typical HR department's to-do list for October, remember to revise processes and procedures to reflect use of remote work and virtual learning.

tagged: HR

September 14, 2020

HR Services Offers HB 3 Efficiency Audit

HR Services is adding an efficiency audit to its array of consulting services for Texas school districts.

tagged: HR

August 31, 2020

Letters to Parents Regarding COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure

TASB HR Services created two new sample letters to parents or guardians regarding COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure.

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", HR

August 18, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for September

As we look at the typical HR department's to-do list for September, remember to revise processes and procedures to reflect use of remote work and virtual learning.

tagged: Compensation, HR, "Salary surveys", Staffing

August 17, 2020

Educator Appraisals and COVID-19

Now is the time for school leaders to review current educator appraisal procedures and policies, make needed adjustments, and publish a plan that provides a supportive and meaningful appraisal process for this year.

tagged: "Employee performance", "Epidemic Response", TEA, T-TESS

August 17, 2020

Unemployment Compensation and the CARES Act

The TASB Risk Management Fund (Fund) explores ways school districts can work with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as unemployment claims surge.

tagged: Unemployment

August 13, 2020

Screening for Return to Work

Establishing a return to work screening process after exposure to or diagnosis of COVID-19 will help ensure individuals adhere to required exclusion periods.

tagged: COVID-19, Leave

July 27, 2020

TEA Provides Public Health Planning Guidance for Upcoming School Year

Education entities are working double time to put together a plan of action that accounts for as many scenarios as possible without compromising an engaging and safe learning environment.

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", "Professional development", "Texas Education Agency"

July 21, 2020

Screening Staff, Students, and Visitors for COVID-19

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires districts to screen teachers, staff, and visitors before coming onto campus each day to prevent COVID-19 from entering schools.

tagged: COVID-19, "Employee surveys", "Epidemic Response"

July 20, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for August

As we look at the typical HR department's to-do list for August, remember to revise processes and procedures to reflect use of remote work and virtual learning.

tagged: HR

June 26, 2020

Employee Travel and Return to Work

Summer is when many district staff take vacations, and, despite COVID-19-related closures, many employees are still planning to leave home for a trip during the summer months.

tagged: COVID-19, "Employee notices", "Epidemic Response", Leave

June 25, 2020

Contact Tracing Teams and Epidemic Response in Texas Schools

Quick action and use of contact tracing teams may be the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19.

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", HR

June 19, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for July

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of July.

tagged: HR

June 05, 2020

Considerations for Releasing a Statement about George Floyd

In a recent opinion piece, Education Week offers considerations for school leaders making a statement about George Floyd.

tagged: HR

May 18, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for June

As we move into summer, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of June.

tagged: HR

May 06, 2020

Video Chat Fatigue

With schools and a number of businesses closed to the public, many employees are relying on video chat platforms to remain connected.

tagged: HR

April 16, 2020

TEA Releases Mentor Program Allotment Details

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will begin accepting applications for the Mentor Program Allotment (MPA) on April 20, 2020.

tagged: "Employee performance", HR, "Professional development", "Texas Education Agency"

April 13, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for May

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for May.

tagged: contracts, HR

April 09, 2020

COVID-19 and Unemployment Compensation

TASB Risk Management has provided a helpful Q&A regarding COVID-19 and unemployment compensation claims.

tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", HR, Unemployment

April 08, 2020

Tools for Responding to an Employee Diagnosis or Exposure to COVID-19

Tools for responding to an employee diagnosis or exposure to COVID-19 are available in the HR Library.

tagged: ADA, COVID-19, "Employee notices", "Epidemic Response"

April 07, 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions—Part 2

We’ve received a variety of new HR-related inquiries since we posted the first round of COVID-19 frequently asked questions.

tagged: Benefits, COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", HR, Leave

April 01, 2020

TASB Talks: School Board Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis

HR Services’ Amy Campbell speaks on managing personnel during the COVID-19 crisis in TASB Talks Episode 34. She teams up with Joy Baskin, director of TASB Legal Services, to help districts respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

tagged: Compensation, HR, Leave

March 26, 2020

Coping with the Stress of Uncertainty

COVID-19 had understandably caused stress and anxiety throughout our population, but there are ways to take care of one’s mental health in the face of uncertainty.

tagged: HR

March 25, 2020

COVID-19: Shelter-in-Place Exception Letter

As more cities and counties in the state of Texas are requiring residents to shelter in place due to COVID-19, school entities may need to provide written documentation for employees who are categorized as essential personnel.

tagged: HR

March 18, 2020

Recent Travel Reporting Forms

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the United States and abroad, districts may want to use a recent travel reporting form to track travel of employees and students.

tagged: "Employee notices", "Employee surveys", HR

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

As district operations continue to be impacted by COVID-19, TASB Legal, Policy, and HR Services continue to receive questions about how to handle various issues related to compensation, leave, meetings, and more.

tagged: Compensation, contracts, HR, Leave

March 16, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for April

Current events may have people feeling completely out of routine, but the annual schedule of HR operations continues. As March wraps up, let's look ahead to our HR to-do list for April.

tagged: HR

March 11, 2020

TEA to Award ADSY Grants

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is accepting applications for the Additional Days School Year (ADSY) Planning and Execution Program.

tagged: TEA

March 04, 2020

Infectious Disease and Public Schools

As concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus continue to grow, it is important for districts to review their infectious disease response plans and monitor available resources.

tagged: HR

March 02, 2020

TEA to Evaluate Education Preparation Programs

In an effort to assess educator preparation program (EPP) effectiveness, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is gathering data via principal and first-year teacher surveys.

tagged: "Employee performance", HR, Surveys, TEA

February 17, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for March

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for March.

tagged: "Educator contracts", HR, Staffing

January 21, 2020

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for February

As we move into spring, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of February.

tagged: ACA, Benefits, HR, Staffing

January 13, 2020

Upcoming Workshop: Effective Documentation of Teachers

TASB HR Services and ED311 present Effective Documentation of Teachers, a one-day workshop for HR administrators, principals, assistant principals, and teacher appraisers.

tagged: "Employee discipline", "Employee performance", "HR training", Termination

January 09, 2020

No Changes to TASB Model Contracts

There will not be any changes to the TASB Model Contracts in 2020.

tagged: contracts, "Educator contracts", "Employment contracts", "Teacher contracts"

December 17, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for January

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for January.

tagged: HR, "HR training", "Personnel records", Staffing

December 16, 2019

Educational Testing Service Seeks Constructed Response Scorers

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking school district administrators to participate in the online scoring of the ETS® Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL).

tagged: HR

December 16, 2019

Top Tweets from TASPA Winter Conference 2019

TASB HR Services attended the TASPA Winter Conference on December 11-13 and presented on a variety of topics including certification, compensation, appraisals, and more.

tagged: media, practices, Social

December 11, 2019

Teacher Stress and Burnout is Real

It’s no secret that teacher stress is at epidemic proportions, and it’s affecting students in the classroom more than ever.

tagged: "Employee performance", Retention, "Teacher shortage"

December 09, 2019

TASB HR Services to Present at TASPA Winter Conference

TASB HR Services staff will be presenting at the TASPA Winter Conference in Austin on December 12 and 13. 

tagged: HR, "HR training"

November 12, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for December

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for December.

tagged: HR

October 15, 2019

Darktober: Strategies for Helping Staff Cope

I’m not sure where the term Darktober first got its start, but it’s an epidemic felt in education, particularly by new teachers.

tagged: Benefits, Employment, HR

October 14, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for November

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for November.

tagged: HR

October 01, 2019

HR Services Celebrates 35 Years

September 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of TASB HR Services. We’re so proud of how far we’ve come since 1984, and we’re so excited for where we’re going. 

tagged: HR

September 27, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for October

Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for October.

tagged: HR, "Salary surveys", Surveys

September 18, 2019

TASB HR Services to Present at TASA | TASB Convention 2019

TASB HR Services staff will be presenting at the TASA | TASB Conference in Dallas on September 20 and 21.  

tagged: HR, "HR training", "Professional development"

September 17, 2019

Texas Education Human Resources Day: October 9

Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 9, 2019, as Texas Education Human Resources Day.

tagged: HR

September 16, 2019

TEA Announces Competitive Grant Opportunities

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is offering grant opportunities to recruit and prepare teachers and principals. 

tagged: HR, Recruiting, "Teacher recruiting", "Texas Education Agency"

August 16, 2019

HR Manager Named Top 5 Job for Career Growth Opportunities

If you’re looking for a career path that offers an abundance of opportunities for advancement, working in human resources is about as good as it gets.

tagged: Employment, HR

August 15, 2019

Improving Campus Safety through a Community Approach

A community approach to building safe and secure schools benefits principals and helps prepare for a variety of emergencies.

tagged: Employment, HR

July 31, 2019

The Critical Effects of Employee Isolation

Teaching has always been among the most isolating professions, but rarely have we explored the consequences of a lonely workforce.

tagged: "Employee performance", Employment, "Workplace culture"

July 26, 2019

New SBEC Rules for ESL Certification Standards

Find out more about SBEC's new rule concerning supplemental certificate standards for teachers of English Learners. 

tagged: Certification, "English as a Second Language", ESL, "Teacher certification"

July 24, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for August

As we begin the new school year, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of August.

tagged: Benefits, HR, "HR training", Recruiting, "Teacher recruiting"

July 08, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for July

As we start preparations for the new school year, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of July.

tagged: HR

July 03, 2019

Follow TASB HR Services on Facebook

We're excited to announce our new Facebook page! Click here for more information on how to add HR Services to your news feed. 

tagged: HR, "Social media practices"

June 25, 2019

How Culturally Aware Teaching Draws Students to STEM

A unique program at the University of Houston is aiming to help STEM educators provide more culturally responsive teaching for female and minority students.

tagged: Diversity, "Teacher training"

June 07, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for June

As we head into the summer, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of June.

tagged: Compensation, Employment, HR, T-TESS

May 24, 2019

Takeaways from English Language Learner Report

ELL enrollment has remained stable over the past six years, but the number of different languages spoken in districts has increased significantly, according to a new report.

tagged: Diversity, "English as a Second Language", ESL

April 30, 2019

Surveys to Evaluate Texas Educator Preparation Programs Due Soon

Each principal who has first-year teachers on his or her campus is required by SBEC to complete a survey about the preparation of those first-year teachers.

tagged: Surveys, "Teacher training"

April 29, 2019

Infographic: HR Department Checklist for May

As we near the end of another school year, let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for the month of May.

tagged: HR, Nonrenewal, Termination, T-TESS

February 19, 2019

TxCEE Offering Workshop on Student Learning Objectives

TxCEE is providing a one-day workshop to help administrators understand Student Learning Objectives.

tagged: HR, "HR training", TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

January 09, 2019

Steps to Take after Conducting Employee Surveys

Many districts conduct employee surveys to understand more about what staff members think and feel, but not all have an appropriate strategy for how to proceed after a survey is complete.

tagged: "Employee surveys", HR, Surveys

January 07, 2019

T-TESS and Appraisal Frequency

Did the implementation of T-TESS impact the frequency of teacher appraisals? Find out in this Q&A.

tagged: "Employee performance", T-TESS

December 04, 2018

District Personnel, Community College Salary Survey Results Posted

We have results from the TASB District Personnel Salary Survey and TASB Community College Salary Survey available on DataCentral.

tagged: compensation, salary, surveys

November 30, 2018

Teacher Evaluations Transform Principals

Revamped teacher evaluation standards across the country have increased principals’ attention to instruction, but not all changes are for the better. 

tagged: "Employee performance", T-TESS

November 12, 2018

Register for Webinar on Protecting District Data from Cybercrime

The TASB Risk Management Fund has opened up registration for its webinar on securing staff and student data to TASB HR Services members.

tagged: "HR training"

November 08, 2018

Superintendent Survey Highlights: Average Increases of 3%

The average pay increase in 2018‒2019 for continuing superintendents was 3.1 percent. Full results from the survey available here. 

tagged: Compensation, "Salary surveys", "Superintendent salaries"

November 01, 2018

Fall 2018–2019 Salary Survey Update

A few quick updates for upcoming salary survey deadlines and results. 

tagged: "Salary surveys", "Teacher stipends"

October 30, 2018

Top Tweets from HR Academy

Check out some of the top tweets from this year's HR Academy. 

tagged: HR, "HR training"

October 16, 2018

2018–2019 Salary Survey Updates

A few quick updates regarding multiple salary survey deadlines and result highlights. 

tagged: "Salary surveys", "Superintendent salaries"

October 11, 2018

Top Tweets from Texas Education HR Day

Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed Wednesday to be Texas Education HR Day—here's how districts celebrated on social media.

tagged: HR, "Social media practices"

October 01, 2018

EEO-5 Survey Due November 30

Conducted in even-numbered years, the EEO-5 survey collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by job groupings.

tagged: "EEOC compliance"

September 27, 2018

Sample Principal Interview Questions Added to the HR Library

Using an interview process with questions focusing on principal competencies is important for successful hiring.

tagged: HR

September 18, 2018

TEA Now Accepting Applications for Grow Your Own: Teachers Grants

Districts, Education Service Centers (ESCs), open-enrollment charter schools, educator preparation programs, and higher education institutions all are invited to apply.

tagged: TEA, "Texas Education Agency"

September 04, 2018

Evaluating Teachers Using SLOs

A big change is coming to teacher evaluation systems this year with the introduction of student growth measures.

tagged: "Teacher training"

August 29, 2018

Preventing Debt Collector Harassment

Learn how can HR staff help employees facing harassment from debt collectors while at work.

tagged: HR

August 28, 2018

Infographic: Student Measures Teacher Evaluation

View this Teacher Evaluation infographic for a quick update on teacher evaluation and student growth measures.

tagged: T-TESS

August 08, 2018

Multiple HR Library Updates Posted

Consultants are continually working on new materials for the HR Library and updating existing content. Check out our most recent changes here.

tagged: HR, "HR training"

August 03, 2018

TASB HR Services Introduces New Tool for Tracking Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Tracker, a customizable tool developed by TASB HR Services, is now available for members in the HR Library.

tagged: "Family and medical leave", FMLA

August 01, 2018

Superintendent Contract Practices Info Available in DataCentral

Looking for Texas school district current practices for superintendent contracts? DataCentral has survey results from nearly 300 districts. 

tagged: Surveys

August 01, 2018

CTE Pay Data Now Available in DataCentral

The results from one of our newest surveys are now available on DataCentral.

tagged: Surveys, "Teacher stipends"

July 06, 2018

Resist Teacher Isolation with these 5 Tips

Teachers are not immune to feeling isolated in the workplace, which decreases morale and productivity. Here’s how to overcome those challenges.

tagged: Employment

June 07, 2018

Participation in the BLS Current Employee Statistics Survey

Are districts required to participate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employee Statistics survey? Find out in this brief Q&A!

tagged: "Department of Labor", DOL

May 15, 2018

Infographic: How to Contact the TEA Certification Division

Use this handy guide to get the information you need when contacting the TEA.

tagged: Certification, TEA

April 12, 2018

Increase Engagement to Reduce Teacher Complaints

Districts can’t avoid state and federal accountability requirements that impact teachers, but they can address teacher areas of concern like working conditions, administrator support, and pay. 

tagged: Retention, "Social media practices"

March 20, 2018

Infographic: A Brief History of the HR Exchange

The HR Exchange has been around for more than two decades and even started out under a different name. Learn more about the history of our publication here.

tagged: HR

March 12, 2018

Introducing the HRX: Functionality, Navigation, and Timeliness

Learn how to get the most out of our brand new blog format with this quick tutorial. 

tagged: HR

February 22, 2018

4 Keys to a Smooth Transition into K-12 HR

Transitioning to K-12 HR from a different field can be a challenge. The following tips will help new administrators settle into their roles.   

tagged: HR, "HR training"

January 03, 2018

No Changes to TASB Model Contracts

There will not be any changes to the TASB Model Contracts in 2018. The 2017 TASB Model Contracts and related documents are available in the HR Library.

tagged: "Educator contracts", "Teacher contracts"

November 30, 2017

Top Tweets from HR Academy

HR Academy 2017 was a success, and we appreciate everyone who attended the training.

tagged: HR, "HR training"

November 17, 2017

3 Steps to Standardize Duty Schedules

Maintaining a multitude of work calendars can be a time-consuming process for human resources and payroll and result in employees being confused about their work start and stop dates.

tagged: Compensation, Staffing

October 30, 2017

Top Tweets from Texas Education Human Resources Day

Check out some of the best tweets from the HR holiday.

tagged: HR, "Social media practices"

August 23, 2017

T-TESS—A Year in Review

How did the first year of statewide implementation of T-TESS go? TASB HR Services talked with Texas Education Agency's Linda Johnson to discuss the progress of the new teacher evaluation system. 

tagged: "Teacher training", T-TESS

August 02, 2017

Teachers Want More Professional Development on Digital Tools

A new report from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt surveyed teachers and administrators from all 50 states on a variety of topics, including classroom technology, professional development, and more.

tagged: "Teacher training"

February 01, 2017

How HR Can Help Homeless Students Succeed

HR Services surveys cover Texas public school district practices for superintendent contracts, teacher contracts, and administrator and professional support contracts. Read our results here.

tagged: Hiring, HR, Staffing

January 18, 2017

HEB CEO Pledges $100 Million for Public School Administrator Training Academy

Out of his own private resources, HEB chairman and CEO Charles Butt is making a $100 million donation to help create The Holdsworth Center in Austin, a training academy for public school administrators.

tagged: "Teacher training"

November 10, 2016

Top 10 Things HR Should Share with Their Board of Trustees

HR is responsible for a wide range of topics their board members should know about—far more than just employee discipline. 

tagged: HR

October 05, 2016

Getting the Most Out of Your HR Services Membership

At TASB HR Services, we are consistently finding new ways to assist our members in addition to the numerous services we already offer. If you’re a member, we encourage you to check out all of our resources in this story.

tagged: HR, "HR training"

April 27, 2016

Payroll and HR: Identifying Responsibilities and Working Together

Payroll and human resources are both vital units in a school district, but confusion and frustration can arise from lack of clarity in understanding which department can most effectively handle specific tasks.

tagged: HR, "HR training"