TASPA to Receive National Recognition! The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) has announced that TASPA has won the Arch S. Brown Award in recognition as their Affiliate of the Year. This honor will be recognized at the national conference in Portland, Oregon in October. TASPA has won this award consecutively since 1999. Congratulations and special thanks go out to all of our members, sponsors and supporters without whom this award would not be possible!
TASB Sample Letter on Substitute Eligibility for TRS-ActiveCare TASB HR Services has posted a sample letter on substitute eligibility for TRS-ActiveCare insurance. This sample letter can be used by districts to notify substitutes of their eligibility to enroll in TRS-ActiveCare. If you have questions, call TASB HR Services at 800-580-7782 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TASB Salary Surveys 2014-2015 The TASB salary survey season is about to begin. The Superintendent Survey will launch on July 22, 2014. A link to the online survey will be emailed to superintendents. See survey schedule.
REMINDER: NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers – 6th Grade Teachers The change to 6th grade for HQ purposes does NOT take away the EC-6 and the 4-8 Generalist tests as ways to be HQ for 6th grade. It only adds routes to HQ, such as a 4-8 subject exam, a college major or college coursework, etc. The 6th grade is covered with both the EC-6 and 4-8 generalist tests. Read the TEA letter here.
Principal Survey - DEADLINE EXTENDED The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be distributing a survey that each campus principal who has first-year teachers on his or her campus will be required to complete. The survey collection has been extended through Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:00 PM. Details specifically related to HR Staff are posted on the TEA Principal Survey web page.
HR Job Postings TASPA members are eligible to post HR job vacancies on the TASPA website. For information, contact Annabel Peña.
TASPA is an affiliate of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.