Texas Association of School Administrators   |   Texas Association of School Boards
TASA/TASB Convention
September 20–22, 2019 Kay Bailey Hutchison
Convention Center

Updates from the Texas Legislature

Friday, September 20

10:15–11:15 a.m. 

Catching up with the Texas Legislature, TASB Governmental Relations

Learn how recently passed education legislation will impact public schools and students, and engage in discussions on what that legislation will mean at the local, regional, and statewide levels with TASB Governmental Relations staff. Presenters will cover major legislation with a focus on the issues with the greatest significance to school districts. This session qualifies for Tier 1 school board member training.

Saturday, September 21

8:45–9:45 a.m.

TASA Legislative Update, TASA Governmental Relations

This session will focus on passage of HB 3, the landmark school finance bill, along with legislation related to assessment and accountability, school safety, TRS, bond elections, and other important legislation passed during the 86th session. This session qualifies for Tier 1 school board member training.

Friday, September 20

1–2 p.m.

Public Comment and Testimony at Board Meetings

The new law on public comment has everyone talking—and we do mean everyone! If you are looking for answers to questions about how the new law affects your policies and practices at board meetings, we're here to help. Join two TASB attorneys and a policy consultant for Q&A about the new requirements and best practices for managing your meetings.

Saturday, September 21

7:30–8:30 a.m.

HB 403: Board Member Training on Child Abuse

HB 403 from the 2019 Texas Legislative Session requires a school board trustee to complete at least one hour of training every two years on identifying and reporting potential victims of sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other maltreatment of children. The Children’s Advocacy Center will be presenting on Saturday, and this will qualify as the required training.

Saturday, September 21

2:45–4 p.m.

School Board and Administrator Training on Changes and Mandates on School Safety

The 86th Legislative Session brought about many changes to school safety. The Texas School Safety Center, housed at Texas State University, is charged to oversee many of the new mandates and will continue to train and educate districts throughout the state. This training is geared specifically for school board members and district administrators who are looking for a bird’s eye view of the mandates and what is expected of their district.