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Housing and registration are open for the TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas September 27-29.
Applications are available until July 1 for Leadership TASB, a specialized leadership development program designed by school board members for school board members.
July 1 is the deadline to submit resolutions that will guide TASB's response on specific issues affecting public schools. Make sure your district's voice is heard.
The former first lady will speak at the second general session of the TASA/TASB Convention, September 27-29 in Dallas. Housing and registration open June 17.
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Call for Advocacy Agenda Resolutions Now Open
TASB is calling upon school boards to submit Advocacy Resolutions between April 1 and July 1, 2013. Read more.
Updated Mandates Document Available
The 2013 version of the Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education (pdf) includes detailed analysis on statutory requirements placed upon school districts and summaries of cost factors for districts.
Guide to Public Education Available
A Guide to Texas Public Education is designed to help inform trustees, legislators and others about important issues and statistics regarding public education in Texas. Download the Guide. (pdf)
District Data Template Available
TASB Governmental Relations has produced this district summary template (doc) to help schools answer some of the most frequently asked questions about school district characteristics.
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May 31, 2013: Policy Alert: Annual Review of Frequently Changed Policies: 2013–2014 School Year
May 31, 2013: Policy Alert: Employee Notification: 2013–2014 School Year
May 31, 2013: Update 97 to the Policy Reference Manual
May 29, 2013: New pages posted for training and upcoming presentations
More news from Policy Service...
New in School Law eSource:
Legal Services has posted memos on 2013 tax rate adoption and tax ratification elections.
Legal Services’ memo on May 2013 trustee elections is now available.
Legal Services has released an article on Guns on School Property.
Last month's most visited eSource page: Personnel: Contract and At-Will Employment
Hardest jobs to fill in 2013: Manpower's 8th annual talent shortage survey sheds light on the 10 jobs that are hardest to fill (most of the jobs listed are jobs that school HR administrators have to fill). 6/17/13Oil boom leads to housing bust: Midland ISD considers using district property to provide temporary housing for teachers. 6/13/13Students may weigh in: Houston ISD is considering making student survey results a key component of teacher evaluations. 6/13/13Affordable Care Act update: TASB Legal Services has posted an updated version of Texas School Districts and the Affordable Care Act.
May 15 Superintendent of the Year nomination deadline
May 24 Summer Leadership Institute and Post-Legislative Conference San Antonio registration deadline
May 31 SLI and Post-Legislative Conference Fort Worth registration deadline
June 3 Exhibit of School Architecture entry notification deadline
June 6 National School Boards Association Southern Region Conference housing deadline
June 17 TASA/TASB Convention housing and registration open
June 21 NSBA Southern Region Conference registration deadline
June 24 Exhibit of School Architecture deadline for project submissions
July 1 Advocacy Agenda resolutions deadine
July 1 Leadership TASB application deadline
July 1 TASB Board of Directors candidate nominations for TASB Board due
Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) registration and housing are open.
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On June 10, the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details of this search will appear on the ESS Web Site.
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