Important Dates

July 19 txEDCON22
Registration and housing open

July 19 Superintendent Salary Survey
Survey opens

Aug. 25 Delegate Assembly
Delegate and alternate preregistration deadline

Aug. 16 Superintendent Salary Survey
​Survey deadline

Aug. 29 TASB Board of Directors
Candidate endorsement period closes

Regional Superintendents of the Year announced

Congratulations to the regional Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award winners! The 20 regional winners now advance to the statewide competition for 2022 Superintendent of the Year. The winner will be announced at the TASA | TASB Convention in September. See the list of regional winners

Register your board's delegate now

TASB’s advocacy work on behalf of public schools is determined by our Advocacy Agenda, which is approved at Delegate Assembly, the Association’s annual business meeting. This year, the meeting will take place September 24 during the TASA | TASB Convention in San Antonio. Your school board may appoint one delegate and one alternate to serve as your representatives at Delegate Assembly. Attend for a chance to win! Delegates will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $1,000 student scholarships, provided by the TASB Risk Management Fund, TASB Energy Cooperative, and BuyBoard. Registration is open now.

Need CEC? Attend Summer School!

Registration opens July 25 for TASB's Virtual Summer School for TrusteesSelect sessions from the 2022 Governance Camp and Summer Leadership Institute will be available for you to view and earn continuing education credit (CEC), all from the comfort of your boardroom, office, or home. Sessions will be available immediately after registering, and all sessions will close on August 26. The registration fee is $250 per district, so your entire team of eight can take advantage of this summer learning experience!  

New board members, get your questions answered

If you're a newly elected trustee, you probably have a lot of questions, especially after attending local orientation and initial board meetings. Join TASB's New Board Member Office Hour July 19, noon-1 p.m., for an informal way to connect with the experts and get your questions answered. Sign up now for free. 

Candidate endorsements open for TASB Board

Local school boards can endorse a nominated candidate from another board in their region for the TASB Board of Directors. Check the list of candidates to see if a position is open in your region. The endorsement form (pdf) is due August 29.

Are you a Texan for Strong Public Schools?

At the recent Summer Leadership Institute, more than 580 trustees and administrators signed up for Texans for Strong Public Schools, TASB's public advocacy campaign. As a subscriber, we'll keep you informed on legislative developments and actions you can take to ensure your voice is heard by your lawmakers. As we head into a what will likely be a contentious legislative session, make sure you're signed up and share Texans for Strong Public Schools with your family, friends, and colleagues. 

txEDCON22: Keynotes announced, registration opens soon

Housing and registration for the TASA | TASB Convention will open July 19. Don't miss the stellar general session speakers, including Jon Gordon, bestselling author of "The Power of Positive Leadership" and "The Energy Bus."  txEDCON22 will take place September 23-25 in San Antonio. 

Participate in the superintendent salary survey

TASB's annual superintendent salary survey opens July 19. Superintendents will receive an email invitation next week. The deadline to complete the survey is August 16. Participation in this comprehensive survey ensures you have access to the market data you need to hire and retain the best talent. If you have questions, see the salary survey FAQ (pdf) or contact TASB HR Services at salary.survey@tasb.org.

Upcoming webinar: School boards and student success

Learn how your board can perform its key duties: Overseeing the management of the district and improving student learning. TASB's July 28 webinar, Courageous Accountability: How School Boards Can See Improvement in Student Success, will teach you how to focus on top priorities, properly monitor academic performance in your district, and maintain effective communications between the board and superintendent team. Sign up today.

Celebrating public school excellence

The annual "good news" issue of Texas Lone Star (TLS) magazine has been published. It's filled with success stories of public education. As Laura Tolley, TLS managing editor, said, "Working on the annual 'Good News about Texas Public Schools' issue of Texas Lone Star has been inspiring, rewarding, and comforting at a time when we all really needed something positive to focus on." Read the magazine and share the good news far and wide!

School board candidate webinar August 10

Prospective school trustees have an opportunity to learn more about the role of boards and board members during our free Preparing to Serve webinar August 10. Attendees will learn the difference between the board's and staff's responsibilities, how to campaign constructively, and where to find information about being a candidate. Registration is now open.

Save the date: TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals

District-level administrative staff can get the training they need during the TASB Conference for Administrative Professionals. Mark your calendars for October 20-21 at TASB Headquarters in Austin. As is customary, the event will repeat February 2-3, 2023, for those who can’t make it in October. Watch for more details on the event page.