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  • Closed Meetings - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Closed Meetings - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This material reviews the basics on closed meetings: exceptions, the procedure for conducting closed meetings, who can...
  • Electronic Records: Legal Issues and Best Practices - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Electronic Records: Legal Issues and Best Practices - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. Public information laws and state records retention requirements include e-mail as public records. As a result, complicated...
  • Grading and Class Rank Issues - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Grading and Class Rank Issues - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This outline covers grading and class rank issues that puzzle even the most savvy of districts. The materials include...
  • Grievances - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Grievances - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This material charts the course through the school district grievance process. It identifies the traps and provides...
  • Hearing Guide for Expulsions - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Hearing Guide for Expulsions - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This sample script provides guidance for the presiding officer to reference during an expulsion hearing before the board...
  • Hearing Guide for Grievances - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Hearing Guide for Grievances - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This sample script provides nuts-and-bolts guidance to the presiding officer in a grievance hearing at Level Three. Although...
  • Hearing Guide for Nonrenewal (Term Contracts) - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Hearing Guide for Nonrenewal (Term Contracts) - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This sample script provides guidance to the presiding officer in a nonrenewal hearing before the board. Although the...
  • Nepotism Issues for School Officials - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Nepotism Issues for School Officials - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This outline explains the nepotism rules affecting superintendents and school board trustees. The outline includes an...
  • Nonrenewals - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Nonrenewals - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This outline covers deadlines, grounds, and procedures that districts need to understand to navigate the nonrenewal process...
  • Open Meetings Act Basics - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Open Meetings Act Basics - Hard Copy
    This material addresses difficult questions faced by board members as they seek to comply with the Texas Open Meeting Act. Topics include voting, how to calculate a quorum, overnight recesses, how to handle public comment...
  • Public Information Act - Hard Copy
    $20.00 Public Information Act - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This material provides basic information about the Public Information Act. Topics discussed include what constitutes public...
  • School Attendance and Admissions Issues - Hard Copy
    $20.00 School Attendance and Admissions Issues - Hard Copy
    Please note this publication has not been updated with changes from the 86th Legislative Session. This outline covers the tough admission questions that your districts face each year, including a basic overview of which...