Texas Association of School Administrators   |   Texas Association of School Boards
TASA/TASB Convention
Henry B. González
Convention Center
San Antonio
September 23–25

Preconference Sessions

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2–5 p.m.

$50 fee is required, advance registration is necessary, and participation is limited.

Reboot 2022: Working with the Whole Community to Redefine and Restore Our Schools

Having needed but difficult conversations can be hard and feel unsafe for all involved. What are some safe ways that we can interact with staff, students, and families together? How can we begin to have an authentic conversation and build trust and agreement for the sake of our students and the future of public schools? This workshop will begin to build a framework for ways to bring folks to the table, including students, to discuss how we come back together and establish the normal we all need.

How Boards Can Make a Difference While Focusing on Student Success 

“Some of our students are doing well while others aren’t. What can we do ensure that ALL students succeed? What can our school board do to help?”  If you’re hearing or saying somethings like this, then this session is for you. During this interactive session school board members and administrators will learn some things that they can do to make positive changes to improve the learning environment. Topics include developing clear priorities, demonstrating positive and focused leadership, and monitoring progress to ensure success. This is going to be a highly interactive session, so come ready to think, participate, and learn.  (Board Officers’ Academy) 

Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes: EISO/SB 1566 Training (fulfills 3-hour biennial requirement)

Focused and engaged school boards make a difference to student learning. This research-informed session highlights practices and tools to help boards understand the current state of student learning, cast a compelling vision with meaningful goals, and oversee the improvement efforts in their districts.

Controversies in the Classroom: How to Respond to Parent Concerns Over Instructional Issues

From challenges to instructional resources to complaints about social studies curriculum categorized as “Critical Race Theory,” schools must respond to parent concerns about what their children are learning at school. Dissatisfied parents may look to home schooling or vouchers as a result. Join school attorneys as they walk through the challenges many districts face with respect to what is taught in the classroom and the impact of privatization of education.

Questions? Contact Taylor Thompson at taylor.thompson@tasb.org.