School Board Conference May 18, 2022

New Board Members!

  • Take this opportunity to satisfy seven hours of the required training  in one day! 
    New Board Member Track - 10:00 - 11:45 - room 201
    EISO Training - 2:00 - 3:45 - room 201
    Human Trafficking Training - 4:00 - 4:45 pm - room 101


  • General Session - 8:30-9:45 
    Keynote - ALLAN PRATT
    Dr. Pratt, the Executive Director of the National Rural Education Association, will energize our morning by discussing the value and impact of our rural schools across America. Dr. Pratt will also provide an update on rural education policies developing on a national level that could impact our local schools. 

    New Board Member Track - 10:00 - 11:45 
    Orientation to the Texas Education Code
    for all newly elected School Board Members
    This session will help new school board members understand their roles and responsibilities, to identify key resources, and help school board members make informed decisions according to the TEC.
    Tony Williams and Laura Ratliff, ESC3

    Breakout I - 10:00 - 10:45 (select one) 
    HR Matters-Helping Boards Effectively Handle HR-Related Issues
    In board meetings, trustees regularly consider issues impacting one of the greatest assets of the district—human resources. With the help of an experienced TASB HR Services consultant, participants will review real-world scenarios to identify how boards can effectively and compliantly handle issues including giving pay raises, terminating contract employees, improving retention rates, navigating employee grievances, and addressing employee concerns.        Jennifer Barton, TASB 

    Board President Round Table
    Join past board president, Missy Klimitchek, for a round table discussion centered on best practices for school board presidents.
    Missy Klimitcheck, ESC3 

    Legal Update/Hot Topics
    Join Attorney Jennifer Hall and get information about current legal ‘Hot Topics’ in the education field. We assure you that you will leave with something to think about! 
    Jennifer Hall, Attorney, Walsh Gallegos

    Accountability and STAAR Redesign 
    Participants will learn about the 2022 Accountability System and will be introduced to the main components of the STAAR redesign.
    Monica Jones and Ann Goodman, ESC3

    Superintendents’ Study Group  - 11:00 

    Breakout II - 11:00 - 11:45 (select one) 
    Navigating Staff Challenges
    HR departments must strategically manage personnel costs. Successfully accomplishing this task requires collaboration between HR, department and campus leaders, and the school board. This session will help attendees identify the steps for developing an effective and efficient staffing structure to drive the development of a balanced budget, including analysis of staffing patterns, examination of staffing ratios and benchmarks, and impact of instructional practices.
    Jennifer Barton, TASB 

    A Culture of Service
    Chick-Fil-A is the leading fast-food chain in the United States.  In this session we will explore the issue of service and how board members can influence a culture of service and create a brand that is the envy of all rivals. 
    Ty Duncan, MindPlay Education

    Legal Update/Hot Topics
    Repeat from Session I. 
    Jennifer Hall, Attorney, Walsh Gallegos

    School Finance for School Boards
    Join Leo Lopez, the Associate Commissioner of School Finance, to receive current finance updates and learn about the fiduciary responsibilities of the school board. 
    Leo Lopez, TEA

    Lunch, Awards, SEL - 12:00-1:45
    Social Emotional Learning
    Understand the importance of Social Emotional Learning for students and staff.
    Julie Wayman and Rohanna Sykes, TEA

    Breakout III - 2:00-2:45 (select one) 
    Accountability and STAAR Redesign 
    Repeat from Session I.
    Monica Jones and Ann Goodman, ESC3 

    When Effort is Discretionary
    Have you ever left a place and really felt served? Have you ever left a place and said to yourself, “They have a customer for life?”  What caused this? We are going to explore why employees offer effort that is discretionary.  
    Ty Duncan, MindPlay Education

    Parental Complaints Regarding Library and Other Instructional Materials
    Claiming that TASB has abdicated its obligation to address his concerns regarding inappropriate library and instructional materials in public schools, Governor Abbott called on TEA to create standards to address his concerns. In response, TEA created a model policy to replace the existing District policy addressing the selection and reconsideration of instructional materials. 
    During this presentation we will discuss:
         The Governor’s call to address his concern regarding pornography and other obscene content in Texas public schools, including school libraries.
         TEA’s model policy in response to the Governor’s call.
         TASB’s proposed alternative policies.
         Political considerations.
         The necessity for revisions to EF(LOCAL) and the impact on district resources.
    Powell Law Group

    School Finance for School Boards
    Repeat from Session II.
    Leo Lopez, TEA

    Know Your Audience
    Teachers, community members, fellow board members - as a trustee, you must communicate with people of all ages. When preparing for and presenting to adults, there are many factors to consider. Not only do adult brains work differently, depending on the age of the group, they prefer different modes of presentation. We will scratch the surface of brain science and generational thinking in this interactive workshop.
    Molly Kresta, ESC3

    EISO Training 2:00 - 3:45
    Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes (EISO) Training
    SB 1566 requires that all school board members be trained in Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes.  This workshop will provide a look at how school board, progress monitoring, accountability, and implementation make a difference in student outcomes.
    Tony Williams and Missy Klimitcheck, ESC3 

    Door Prizes 3:45 - 4:00 
    Door Prizes/Closing
    Followed by Human Trafficking training for those who choose to attend.


    Blue print designates New Board Member track. 


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    For additional information, please call 361-573-0731. 

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School Board Services

  • Board members from districts who are members of our School Board Services contract services may attend for $25/person. All others - $165. 

    Member Districts: 

    Austwell-Tivoli ISD
    Bay City ISD
    Bloomington ISD
    Boling ISD
    Calhoun Co ISD
    Columbus ISD
    East Bernard ISD
    Edna ISD
    El Campo ISD
    Ezzell ISD
    Ganado ISD
    Goliad ISD
    Hallettsville ISD
    Industrial ISD
    Kenedy ISD
    Meyersville ISD
    Moulton ISD
    Nordheim ISD
    Nursery ISD
    Palacios ISD
    Refugio ISD
    Runge ISD
    Shiner ISD
    Sweet Home ISD
    Tidehaven ISD
    Van Vleck ISD
    Vysehrad ISD
    Weimar ISD
    Westoff ISD
    Wharton ISD
    Woodsboro ISD
    Yoakum ISD
    Yorktown ISD