Outreach to Parents

Parents new to a district have questions and a free resource provides answers to those commonly asked. Districts can post web artwork (badges) on their sites. Link to mytexaspublicschool.org.

Tax Ratification Election Information and Timelines

Legal Services' annual memorandum is available in TASB School Law e-Source. It outlines step-by-step information on conducting a rollback election in 2017.

Welcome New Board Members!

Resources abound to help ensure a smooth transition. Check out upcoming training events such as the Summer Leadership Institute in June.

Summer Leadership Registration Open

Lawmakers will make critical decisions in the final weeks of the legislative session. Subscribe to receive the latest on key issues in your inbox.

Summer Leadership Registration Open

Register today for the 2017 Summer Leadership Institute, scheduled June 15–17 in San Antonio and June 22–24 in Fort Worth.

Getting on Board

Help spotlight excellence in public school administration Nominations for the 2017 Superintendent of the Year award are due May 15.

Member's Conference

The TASB Risk Management Fund annual members’ conference, set for April 23 – 25, is free for all Fund members. Register online until April 17.

TASB Talks

Check out our new podcast, TASB Talks. The first episodes address voucher legislation and school funding. Future episodes will address a variety of topics of interest. Subscribe today!

Congratulations to all of the creative talent who won awards for their campuses in the 2017 TASB Student Video Contest.

Media Honor Roll

When business and education join forces, the impact can be dramatic. Join a discussion in April about effective approaches to partnering for student success.

Media Honor Roll

Spotlight fair and balanced reporting of education news in print, online, or on radio and television. It’s easy, just submit names online.

Business Recognition Program

Take a moment to recognize businesses, civic organizations, and other community groups that stand up for public education. Just send us the names; we do the rest!

Getting on Board

School board candidates can learn about the work of a trustee in a free webinar on March 9. Preregistration is required.

Member Views Survey

Take a moment to share your thoughts on how the Association can best meet district needs in the future. We want to hear from you!

It's Show Time

Entries for TASB's Student Video Contest are ready for viewing. See why Texas students are so proud of their schools, and be sure to vote on your favorite this week.

Superintendent of the Year

The entry process for the Superintendent of the Year program has been streamlined. Information was mailed to all board presidents and is available on line.

Winter Governance and Legal Seminar

Registration and housing are open for the Winter Governance and Legal Seminar. Don't miss out on this great training event set for March 2–4 in Corpus Christi.

TASA/TASB Legislative Conference

Register now for the February 21 event. Attendees receive updates on legislative activities and proposed bills to prepare for meetings with lawmakers and staff in Austin.

TASB Legal Services

TASB Legal Services has created a memo that sets out important dates, deadlines, and quick answers to frequently asked election questions.

Don’t let your key district staff miss out on valuable training at the Administrative Professionals Conference February 23-24 at TASB headquarters.
 

Thanks, Board Members!

January is School Board Recognition Month, a special time to show appreciation to more than 7,200 dedicated men and women who serve our schools and communities.

TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Awards

Register now for the XG Summit on January 12–13 in Austin. State and national thought leaders will examine how school boards affect student performance.

TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Awards

Check out highlights of trends and changes in chief administrator pay and benefits in the recently released 2016–17 Superintendent Salary Survey conducted by TASB HR Services.

Legislative News
Support Your Public School!
Texans for Strong Public Schools brings together taxpayers, parents, teachers, school administrators, and other advocates dedicated to stopping vouchers and improving school funding. Find out how you can get involved.

Delegates Approve New Advocacy Agenda
Delegates from across the state met during the annual TASA/TASB Convention to consider and adopt the 2016-18 TASB Advocacy Agenda. The Agenda will guide TASB's advocacy efforts throughout the upcoming biennium. Read more.

Stay Up-to-Date on Legislative News
Subscribe to TASB's Legislative Report, a weekly e-newsletter, and Legislative Update, published daily during the legislative session, to keep up with all the activities at the state and national capitols.
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Is the district required to remove access to an inactive employee’s information in the fingerprint clearinghouse? Find out in this month's Q&A!

McAllen ISD offering ESL classes for auxiliary employees
McAllen ISD is one of the many districts offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to transportation employees and other workers through the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) Adult Education and Literacy Program.

5 facts about today's teacher workforce
A new study of teacher demographics, backgrounds, experience, and work locations found that today’s workforce is larger, more diverse, and less experienced than ever.

Business Recognition

Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
Recognize businesses and organizations that support local public schools in your district. Online submissions for the annual program are open for the 2016-17 school year.

Student Video

The votes have been tallied, and it's time to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Student Video Contest! Thanks to all of the amazing schools who took the time to show us why their school and Texas public schools in general ROCK! The winning videos are now featured on the video gallery page, and all of the other fantastic videos are still accessible, so be sure to check them out.

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Texas Lone Star and more
Texas Lone Star Magazine cover 2017 May Edition: Putting Area Resources 'To the Test' Mandated student testing days offer golden opportunities to engage non-tested students in myriad ways. Districts can replace boring study halls or quiet times with the wealth of resources area organizations have to offer. Read about this and much more in the May 2017 edition of Texas Lone Star.

 
Important Dates

May 26 Summer Leadership Institute San Antonio
Registration deadline

May 31 Media Honor Roll
Nomination deadline

June 2 Summer Leadership Institute Fort Worth
Registration deadline

June 30 Business Recognition Program
Deadline to submit businesses and community groups

July 1 Leadership TASB
Application deadline

July 3 Advocacy Agenda Resolutions
Deadline to submit resolutions

Executive Search Services

George McFarlandSweetwater ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 11, the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire George McFarland as the district’s new superintendent. McFarland most recently served as superintendent in Tahoka ISD.

Brian ThompsonBrazos ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 8, the Brazos ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Brian Thompson as the district’s new superintendent. Thompson most recently served as superintendent in Sunray ISD.

Further details can be found on the ESS Website.

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