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

Important Dates

June 26 Exhibit of School Architecture
Project submissions due

June 30 TASB Board of Directors
Candidate nominations due

July 1 Leadership TASB
Application deadline

July 3 TASB Board of Directors
Candidate endorsement period opens

July 21 TASA | TASB Convention
Housing and registration open

July 31 Business Recognition Program
Deadline to submit businesses and organizations

August 21 TASA | TASB Convention
Housing advance deposit deadline

August 21 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate preregistration deadline

Upcoming Training

June 17 TASB Risk Management Fund Webinar: Navigating the 2020 District Audit Report

June 24–26 Virtual Summer Leadership Institute

July 14 TASB Facility Services Online Training: Asbestos Designated Person Class

July 15 TASB Facility Services Online Training: Integrated Pest Management Coordinator

July 16 TASB Facility Services Online Training: Environmental/Facilities Regulatory Compliance

Aug. 6 Preparing to Serve: A Webinar for School Board Candidates

Register now for SLI

This year has been like no other in so many ways. We’ve watched school districts all over Texas overcome challenges with flexibility and creativity. Although we won’t meet in person for Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) this year, we have channeled your flexibility and creativity in creating an excellent virtual event, coming up June 24–26. Read more

TASB Board nomination deadline approaching

There’s still time for school boards to nominate a local trustee for a position on the TASB Board of Directors. District superintendents and board presidents received official notification in late April of TASB Board vacancies or expiring terms for their regions. This year, there are 12 positions open for election. Read more.

Apply: Leadership program for experienced trustees

School board members interested in further developing their leadership skills are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Leadership TASB class. The yearlong training helps experienced school board members build relationships, discover solutions for today's education issues, and learn how to address future challenges. Read more

HB 3 and school district budgets

Budget preparations are especially challenging this year because of the unknown effects of the coronavirus pandemic and changes related to House Bill 3 (HB 3). Trustees and district staff may find the following articles especially useful during the 2020–21 budget planning process. Read more.

Take action to be your district's voice!

It is more important than ever for Texas trustees to stand up and advocate for public schools. 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. Read more.

Legal resources: Academic calendars, elections

TASB Legal Services’ new memo, Changing the Academic Calendar in Light of COVID-19 (pdf), provides information on options for changing district calendars to expand instructional time due to the pandemic. Notice of Candidate Filing Period for November 3, 2020 Election (pdf) advises districts of the requirement to notify the public of the filing period for running for school board. The deadline to post this notice is June 18.

Mark your calendar for txEDCON2020

Save the date for txEDCON2020, the TASA | TASB Convention, scheduled for October 2–4 in Dallas. While there are no plans to postpone, reschedule, or cancel txEDCON2020, the health and safety of our members and attendees is our highest priority. Read more

Business Recognition Program deadline extended

Businesses and organizations all over Texas have stepped up to support public schools, 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. The program is a win-win for districts and businesses. Read more.

Nominations open for school volunteer award

Thousands of Texans across the state spend their time volunteering in public schools. Recognize the contributions of local volunteers by nominating them for the State Board of Education’s Heroes for Children Award. Nominations are being accepted through July 1.