Community Relations

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' article Advertising in Public Schools (pdf) provides basic guidelines on fundraising through advertising on district property and to the district community.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Common Booster Club Questions (pdf) answers frequently asked questions about booster clubs and offers guidelines for fundraising and managing booster club funds.
  • TASB Legal Services' The Basics on Volunteers and Volunteering in Your District (pdf) answers questions about the restrictions on board members serving as volunteers, criminal history background check requirements, and compensating employee and non-employee volunteers.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Visitors to School Property and School Events (pdf) provides guidance related to school visitors, including visitor screening, sex offenders, prohibited activities, and excluding disruptive parents and others from school property or school events.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Legal Questions About Service Animals in Schools (pdf) answers frequently asked questions about the laws that require school districts to provide access to service animals.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Protecting Schools from Sex Offenders (pdf) provides general background on sex offender registration requirements and answers frequently asked questions about restrictions that can be placed on sex offenders who desire access to school property or activities.
  • TASB Legal Services' article Distribution of Nonschool Materials on School Property (pdf) explains the rights of community members who wish to distribute nonschool materials at school or events and when districts can impose restrictions.
  • TASB Legal Services’ outline Facilities Use explains the policy options for school districts that permit community members to use school buildings and other resources.
  • For information on firearms on school district property, see eSource at Business – Safety and Emergency Management.
  • For information on public complaints through the grievance process, see eSource at Personnel – Employment Conditions – Grievances.

Other Resources

  • The Texas PTA provides information to parents and educators about the purpose and value of parent-teacher organizations.
  • The Texas Attorney General (AG) Charitable Raffles website provides information about the Texas Charitable Raffle Enabling Act, an important source of fundraising for school activities.
  • The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has published a bulletin on School Fundraisers and Texas Sales Tax with guidance for booster clubs, PTAs, concession stands, and more.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation Outdoor Advertising Signs website provides information on the rules that apply to outdoor advertising as well as related forms.
  • The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Crime Records Service website includes links to searchable criminal conviction and sex offender databases containing information made available to the public.
  • The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website provides several resources related to federal civil rights laws such as Title VI, which prohibits discrimination in schools based on race, color, or national origin.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website provides information about facility accessibility requirements and accommodations for individuals with disabilities as well as related guidance and technical assistance.
  • The First Amendment Center provides information about the impact of the First Amendment on schools, including distribution of literature and access to campus.
  • The U.S. Access Board website provides information about accessible facility and transportation design to address the needs of individuals with disabilities, including accessibility guidelines for play areas, building elements designed for children's use, and district facilities.