Month

January 2019
Q:       I’m new to my district and will be evaluated for the first time at next week’s board meeting. The superintendent appraisal document includes my goals and is only two pages long. Is this sufficient? A:        No. Your superintendent appraisal document should include, at a minimum, the district’s annual performance report. Your local...
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Q:       January is board member appreciation month and each of our trustees received a new Apple® watch as a gift from parents in the football booster club. May the trustees keep the watches?  A:        No. If a gift exceeds $50 in value, it is unlawful under Texas Penal Code Section 36.08 for a trustee...
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Q:   The girls basketball coach believes a member of the team is pregnant, but the student has not disclosed her pregnancy. The coach is concerned about the safety of the student and unborn child. The student has a UIL pre-participation physical examination form on file, but as with most students, it pre-dates the initiation of the school year.  Can the athletic...
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