TASB buildings are temporarily closed. Staff members are working remotely and are available by email or phone.

Important Dates

July 21 Superintendent Salary Survey
Survey opens

July 28 TASA | TASB Convention
Housing and registration open

July 31 Business Recognition Program
Deadline to submit businesses and organizations

Aug. 18 Superintendent Salary Survey
Deadline to participate

Aug. 21 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate preregistration deadline

Aug. 31 TASB Board of Directors
Candidate endorsements due

Sept. 3 District Personnel Salary Survey
Survey opens

Sept. 10 Community College Salary Survey
Survey opens
 

Return-to-school resources

Texas public schools are planning for a return to the classroom next month. But with all the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, school leaders are facing a host of new challenges. We’ve compiled back-to-school resources covering topics like health and safety, remote instruction, and operations to help districts return as safely as possible. Read more.

Have a say in TASB's Advocacy Agenda at Delegate Assembly

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic will take a toll on the state’s budget, which leaves educators with unanswered questions as to how that will affect the gains made by House Bill 3. It is more important than ever for Texas trustees to stand up and advocate for public schools. Read more

Announcing the regional Superintendents of the Year

Congratulations to the regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year award! These school leaders will advance to the statewide competition, which consists of an interview process by a state selection committee August 28–29. From there, five finalists will head to the 2020 TASA | TASB Convention, where the Superintendent of the Year will be named on October 2. Read more

Endorse a candidate for the TASB Board

Candidate endorsements for the TASB Board of Directors are now being accepted. Local board action is required to endorse a nominated individual from another board in the region. Check the list of candidates to see if a position is open in your region. The endorsement form is due in the TASB office by August 31.

Need CEC? Upcoming webinars and online learning

With many in-person training events canceled this year, some trustees are struggling to earn their required continuing education credit (CEC). TASB’s upcoming webinars and Online Learning Center offer online training in a variety of formats specifically for school board members. Read more

Deadline to move to BoardBook Premier extended

The deadline for BoardBook users to transition from BoardBook® Classic to BoardBook® Premier (TASB's meeting preparation software) has been extended to November 30. Since the pandemic has shifted the focus and priorities of districts, we are providing an additional three-month window to ease the move to BoardBook Premier. Read more

Get access to special ed model operating procedures

To assist districts with meeting the new Texas Education Agency requirement to submit special education operating procedures this fall, TASB Student Solutions has created a new service that gives districts access to model operating procedures and other resources to help strengthen their programs that serve special populations. Learn more about the membership

Member Center opens to district staff

TASB is in the process of expanding the Member Center to reach district personnel. Over the next few weeks, there will be a series of changes as we add enhancements and provide additional resources for this group. Beginning Wednesday, July 15, many TASB members will see something different when they log in to myTASB. All of the same information will be there. Read more.

Just for school boards: Addressing equity, superintendent evals, student success

New articles in the TASB Member Center can help school boards tackle timely issues and work toward improved student achievement. Read more about how to start addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion in our schools; conducting a superintendent evaluation during an unusual year; and how to get your board to move away from dysfunction and toward student success. Read more

Public schools step up during pandemic

During times of uncertainty for Texas schools, it’s nice to hear some good news. Texas Lone Star’s annual “Good News about Texas Public Schools” issue focuses on the heroes of COVID-19’s effect on public education—the teachers, administrators, board members, staff, and volunteers in every town and city of the state. The issue highlights districts from across Texas and the ways they have stepped up to help students and their communities during challenging times.

Superintendent salary survey opens next week

The first of the 2020–21 Salary Surveys kicks off July 21 with the superintendent survey. Superintendents will receive an email with an invitation to complete the questionnaire, then other TASB HR Services contacts will receive invitations in August if the district has not yet participated. The district personnel and community college salary surveys will open in September. For more information, contact TASB HR Services at salary.survey@tasb.org or 800.580.7782.

New facility cleaning, planning services available

In response to district needs during the coronavirus pandemic, TASB Facility Services has expanded its environmental services with the introduction of a school-cleaning oversight service and a planning service to help districts with the reopening of schools. Planning for an eventual transition from remote learning to in-facility instruction is difficult in the face of so many uncertainties. Read more

Webinar for school board candidates

Preparing to Serve: A Webinar for School Board Candidates will take place August 6, 12–1 p.m. The free webinar will help anyone interested in running for the school board learn the difference between the board's and staff's responsibilities, how to campaign constructively, and where to find more information about being a candidate. 

Last chance to recognize local businesses, orgs

Texas public schools often get help from local businesses and organizations, whether through donations, in-kind support, or offering internships. Many of these partners have stepped up even more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Say thank you to your supporters with TASB's Business Recognition Program. Read more.

Mark your calendar for administrative assistant training

The TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals will be held in Austin October 22–23 and will repeat February 4–5, 2021. An optional early-bird session will be offered the afternoon before each event. Watch for conference details, including agenda and registration information, next month.