TASB buildings are temporarily closed. Staff members are working remotely and are available by email or phone.
May 18, 2020
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.
May 06, 2020
With schools and a number of businesses closed to the public, many employees are relying on video chat platforms to remain connected.
April 16, 2020
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
Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for May.
tagged: contracts, HR
April 09, 2020
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 are available in the HR Library.
tagged: ADA, COVID-19, "Employee notices", "Epidemic Response"
April 07, 2020
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
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
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.
March 25, 2020
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.
March 18, 2020
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
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
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.
March 11, 2020
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is accepting applications for the Additional Days School Year (ADSY) Planning and Execution Program.
March 04, 2020
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.
March 02, 2020
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
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
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
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
There will not be any changes to the TASB Model Contracts in 2020.
tagged: contracts, "Educator contracts", "Employment contracts", "Teacher contracts"
December 17, 2019
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 (ETS) is seeking school district administrators to participate in the online scoring of the ETS® Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL).
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
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 staff will be presenting at the TASPA Winter Conference in Austin on December 12 and 13.
tagged: HR, "HR training"
November 12, 2019
Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for December.
October 15, 2019
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
Let's take a quick look at the typical HR department's to-do list for November.
October 01, 2019
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.
September 27, 2019
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 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
Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 9, 2019, as Texas Education Human Resources Day.
September 16, 2019
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
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
A community approach to building safe and secure schools benefits principals and helps prepare for a variety of emergencies.
July 31, 2019
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
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
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
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.
July 03, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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 is providing a one-day workshop to help administrators understand Student Learning Objectives.
tagged: HR, "HR training", TEA, "Texas Education Agency"
January 09, 2019
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
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
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
Revamped teacher evaluation standards across the country have increased principals’ attention to instruction, but not all changes are for the better.
November 12, 2018
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
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
A few quick updates for upcoming salary survey deadlines and results.
tagged: "Salary surveys", "Teacher stipends"
October 30, 2018
Check out some of the top tweets from this year's HR Academy.
October 16, 2018
A few quick updates regarding multiple salary survey deadlines and result highlights.
tagged: "Salary surveys", "Superintendent salaries"
October 11, 2018
Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed Wednesday to be Texas Education HR Day—here's how districts celebrated on social media.
October 01, 2018
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
Using an interview process with questions focusing on principal competencies is important for successful hiring.
September 18, 2018
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
A big change is coming to teacher evaluation systems this year with the introduction of student growth measures.
tagged: "Teacher training"
August 29, 2018
Learn how can HR staff help employees facing harassment from debt collectors while at work.
August 28, 2018
View this Teacher Evaluation infographic for a quick update on teacher evaluation and student growth measures.
August 08, 2018
Consultants are continually working on new materials for the HR Library and updating existing content. Check out our most recent changes here.
August 03, 2018
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
Looking for Texas school district current practices for superintendent contracts? DataCentral has survey results from nearly 300 districts.
The results from one of our newest surveys are now available on DataCentral.
tagged: Surveys, "Teacher stipends"
July 06, 2018
Teachers are not immune to feeling isolated in the workplace, which decreases morale and productivity. Here’s how to overcome those challenges.
June 07, 2018
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
Use this handy guide to get the information you need when contacting the TEA.
tagged: Certification, TEA
April 12, 2018
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
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.
March 12, 2018
Learn how to get the most out of our brand new blog format with this quick tutorial.
February 22, 2018
Transitioning to K-12 HR from a different field can be a challenge. The following tips will help new administrators settle into their roles.
January 03, 2018
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
HR Academy 2017 was a success, and we appreciate everyone who attended the training.
November 17, 2017
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
Check out some of the best tweets from the HR holiday.
August 23, 2017
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
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.
February 01, 2017
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
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.
November 10, 2016
HR is responsible for a wide range of topics their board members should know about—far more than just employee discipline.
October 05, 2016
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.
April 27, 2016
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.