TASA Governmental Relations Team
Sunday, June 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | General Session: 86th Legislative Session Update
TASA’s Governmental Relations team, Amy Beneski and Casey McCreary, will provide an update following the close of the 86th legislative session and prepare you for the year ahead as new legislation begins to be implemented.
Monday, June 24 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | General Session: Personal Wellness
Todd Whitthorne, chief inspiration officer of Naturally Slim, will show you how attention to personal wellness can increase the health of your overall organization by decreasing stress and increasing productivity.
Monday, June 24 | 3-3:45 p.m. | HB 3 Passed ... Now What?
With HB 3, the Legislature passed sweeping school finance legislation that will significantly impact your district's revenue budget for the 2019-20 year. TASBO Executive Director Tracy Ginsburg, Associate Executive Director of Governmental Relations Amanda Brownson, and Research and Policy Associate Janet Spurgin will present a session on HB 3 at the UT/TASA Summer Conference, June 23-25 in Austin. They will walk you through the changes made to the school finance formula and the steps you will need to take to ensure that you accurately project your district's available revenue.
Monday, June 24 | 5-6 p.m. | General Session: Legislative Update
Texas Commissioner of Education will address Summer Conference attendees on the implications of the 86th legislative session, including HB 3 and HB 3906.
Tuesday, June 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | General Session: Professional Ethics
Dr. Troy Hutchings will share his insights based on his experiences researching, speaking, and developing materials in the areas of teacher sexual misconduct with students, educator decision-making, and the professional continuum of responsibility associated with a framework for an ethical and legal teaching practice.
Tuesday, June 25 | 10:45-11:45 a.m. | General Session: Ethical Traps
Jim Walsh, an attorney and expert in school law — you might know him as the “The Law Dawg” from Texas School Business magazine — will discuss the most challenging ethical situations that educators and administrators find themselves facing in Texas public schools.