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Hear from the presidents of the top five school boards in Texas in 2020. These 10-minute special episodes of TASB Talks podcast dig deep, one leader at a time.
The national conversation is focused on race, equity, diversity, and inclusion. School leaders are asking questions about how this affects their work and what to do for students. This article provides you with an overview of steps you can take to ensure equity for all students in your district.
Here are three expert tips to help superintendents and trustees make the most out this year’s TASA | TASB Virtual Convention.
Keep the momentum! Get the most of TASB conferences and learn to identify and implement great ideas after an inspiring event.
The district and board goal setting in HB 3 means that your board has to adopt plans in early childhood literacy and math, as well as college, career, and military readiness. Learn more about the process, the timeline, progress monitoring reports, and what’s required of you.
School board members have new training requirements this year on top of other required trainings. Time extensions are available for some trustees. Get the details on what’s required, and how to get virtual training through TASB.
What education will look like this fall is uncertain, but as school year begins, school boards can use these tips to stay flexible.
The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Texas is a concern for every level of government, including school boards. The role of the school board in responding to a public health emergency is different than the superintendent’s role. Find out what members of your leadership team can do to best serve your district and your community.
Social emotional learning techniques are more important now than ever. They do more than just help students navigate unpredictable and stressful challenges. They're crucial for school boards navigating the world of coronavirus.
Use these tips to help your school board effectively manage open meetings and public comments safely and in compliance with the law during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 complicates your board’s role in preparing the district for reopening schools and a safe return to classes. These six decision points will be crucial.
HB 3 and the new revenue cap mean your school district’s budget process will look different this year. Get details on the biggest changes in a short webinar and links to resources from TASB to guide you through the budget adoption process.
Join Magnolia ISD trustee Kelly McDonald and the Leadership TASB class on a trip to see what the big deal is in tiny Lefors ISD. It’s small size and limited resources don’t dampen this district’s expectations, and students are empowered to pursue their passion.
The COVID-19 public health crisis means meeting face-to-face is not an option. There’s a lot to consider—from legal compliance and community involvement to tech questions and remote meeting ground rules—when getting your virtual board meetings going under the relaxed Open Meetings Act rules.
Reopening school will be different this year, with a lot of difficult decisions to be made by trustees. Here are four things to help guide you as you navigate the best options for your students, families, employees, and community.
The Flatonia ISD board’s team-building training plans with TASB were turned upside down by coronavirus. Despite unknowns about how effective remote team building could be, we decided to move ahead with online board training. Find out how it went.
Just because you can elect new board officers, does that mean that you should during a crisis? If you are thinking about electing new officers right now, this article is for you. Assess your situation and decide how your team should move forward.
Read how school boards and district communication partners can deliver timely, consistent messaging to the community during a crisis. Watch a webinar on the key components of a Joint Information System, including communication capabilities and collaboration, and learn practical tips for crisis communication.
Make sure your board doesn’t violate any Open Meetings Act (OMA) rules while meeting virtually. TASB’s recent webinar on the topic provides answers to your questions about remote board meetings. Find tips and tricks on how to conduct effective, productive, and compliant board meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your school boards can grant broad authority to the superintendent during an emergency, but should you? It may not be necessary. Here are some issues your school board needs to consider before making an emergency delegation of authority to the superintendent.
Stressful situations can strain relationships or strengthen them. This is especially true for school boards. Find out how you can build and maintain a cohesive team for your school district during an emergency. Learn how make threats an opportunity to unite your team and achieve your goals.
Student success should be a core focus for every board. Learn how to move your board from dysfunction to eXceptional governance with student achievement as a top priority.
Coronavirus is testing school leaders like never before. Hear leadership lessons from trustees across Texas confronting the challenges of COVID-19. These 10-minute special episodes of TASB Talks podcast dig deep, one leader at a time.
As a new school board officer, you need training that fits your learning style and schedule. TASB’s Journey to Excellence Board Officers’ Academy Remote Coaching course delivers. Hear from recent participants and find out if it’s right for you.
Building strong, positive relationships with your community is an important part of being a school board member. Here are 5 tips to help you learn how to effectively communicate with different groups and individuals so you can build lasting community relationships.
The Longview ISD School Board committed to finding out what exceptional governance looked like in their district. After working with TASB’s XG Project, they’ve seen success and some surprising results.
When Victoria ISD decided to make their school board meetings more meaningful for the public and the board, they didn’t realize it would lead to embracing radical transparency and thinking like military strategists.
Mesquite ISD didn’t see the state’s A-F accountability system as helpful, only punitive. So, they proposed something bold: A local alternative—a homegrown school accreditation system that reflects community values and empowers students, parents, and educators.
Everything the Lockhart ISD board does now, every vote they take, directly connects to their vision and goals—and it’s reflected in their student performance data. But it wasn’t always that way. This is how better board practices supercharged student performance.
There’s a massive gender gap in school district leadership. Nearly three-quarters of all K-12 educators are women, yet women account for less than one in five of all superintendents. Let’s explore why there aren’t more women running school districts.
Meet incoming TASB President Lee Lentz-Edwards. From an early age, education has held a special place in her heart. Read how this passion drives this longtime Kermit ISD trustee as she takes the helm at TASB.
How do you evaluate your superintendent and what do you evaluate your superintendent on in a year interrupted by coronavirus? Here are a few recommendations from our own experiences and reminders from TEA guidelines to help you with your evaluations this year.
Wondering what you need to do about May school board elections? Our recorded webinar and legal memos from TASB Legal Services answer some of the most common questions school board members and administrators are asking about postponing elections.