Housing and Registration Now Open for TASA/TASB Convention
As of June 19, you may make housing reservations for the 2018 TASA/TASB Convention and register online for the September 28-30 event in Austin. While we encourage those who plan to attend to book housing right away, you have plenty of time to register (until September 14 to save $100 per person), and waiting until you have all the information you need to do so will make the process much easier. Before registering, please confirm whether or not attendees from your district will attend a Thursday preconference ($95) and/or which field trip or in-depth seminar on Friday they want to attend. All require advance registration.
05.16.2018 — Dr. Paul Whitton, Jr. has announced his intent to retire from his position as Associate Executive Director for Administrative Services, effective May 31, 2018.
04.05.2018 — Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett will launch the statewide Texas Reads One Book program on April 16 for the fourth consecutive year.
03.27.2018 — In its regularly scheduled meeting today, the TASA Executive Committee took action to approve two at-large appointments to the committee and elected the 2018-19 TASA president-elect and vice president.
03.19.2018 — Results of the 2018 TASA Executive Committee elections are in. Up for election for the term June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2020, were those positions representing even-numbered ESC regions.
06.14.2018 — The Texas House Public Education Committee will meet June 27-28 on interim charges related to school safety and mental health.
06.10.2018 — A nine-member Senate select committee appointed by the lieutenant governor to address school violence and school security interim charges will meet at the Capitol in E1.036 (Finance Room) at 9 a.m. on both June 11 and June 12.
06.04.2018 — TASA has worked with 10 other organizations to compile and submit a side-by-side list of recommendations on rules governing credit-by-exams (CBEs) that the State Board of Education (SBOE) will consider on second reading at its Committee on Instruction’s June 14 meeting and for final adoption on June 15.
06.01.2018 — Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus has issued nine new interim charges to nine committees in the Texas House of Representatives. The charges all relate to school safety.
Face-to-face Contact at Conferences and Exhibits
There is no substitute for developing contacts face-to-face. TASA offers you the opportunity to exhibit your products and services at major conferences held throughout the year, including Midwinter Conference, the Texas Assessment Conference, and the TASA/TASB Convention.
Contact Jennifer Garrido, Director, Event and Corporate Partner Services, for more information on exhibiting with TASA.
Print and Online Advertising
TASA offers a variety of valuable advertising options, including our journal INSIGHT, circulated to more than 3,000 prominent education leaders across the state, and our magazine Texas School Business, a trusted source of news and analysis of current issues in Texas education since 1954. Online advertising is available in TASA Daily, TASA's popular daily e-newsletter, and Capitol Watch Alert, our legislative and policy e-newsletter.
TASA's Corporate Partner Program
TASA's Corporate Partner Program gives companies that do business with schools ongoing recognition and visibility through a choice of event/advertising packages, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. Each package offers special opportunities for Corporate Partners to sponsor professional learning opportunities and experience exclusive, face-to-face time with school leaders.
Contact Johnny Veselka, Executive Director, to learn more about this program.