TASPAHR Connection

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January 2019


The President's Message

Johjania Najera
TASPA President

2019 is going to be a great year! At the beginning of each year, many people set resolutions, promises and/or goals, both personal and professional. Each new year, I challenge myself to live simply, live fully and make each day greater than the one before. HOW do I rise to that challenge and WHY do I initiate that challenge?

Legislative Review

Marty DeLeon
Escamilla & Poneck

Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Patrick, and Speaker Bonnen joined together for a press conference. The Capitol leaders spoke about the work ahead hoping to guide the Legislature towards accomplishing property tax and school finance reform.


Employee Off-Duty Social Media Activity and the Role of HR
Karla Schultz and Doug Brock, Attorneys at Law
Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo & Kyle, P.C.

The constitutional right to free speech is often regarded as a quintessentially American value. That right, however, is not without limits when a district employee is acting in his or her professional capacity.


Employee Privacy
Jennifer A. Powell, Attorney
Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

School districts seek and obtain medical information about its employees for various reasons. Several statutes impose duties on school districts as employers to maintain the confidentiality of medical information.


4 Easy Ways to Modify Your K-12 Recruiting and Attract More Diverse Candidates


Diversity is emerging as the new majority in the U.S., which presents today’s K-12 recruiters with a unique opportunity.


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