resources for school librarians

TEA ESSA Survey Talking Points

The TLA's Joint Task Force on ESSA developed messaging to support the importance of effective school library programs to be used in responding to the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) online ESSA survey. The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 25, 2016 | Last updated November 18, 2016

TEA Seeks Input on ESSA Implementation

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state's implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 21, 2016 | Last updated October 21, 2016

TASL Advocacy

Do Districts Have to Hire Librarians?   

In Texas, school districts have discretionary authority over school library staffing and programs. Neither state nor federal statute requires that a school librarian be assigned to every campus.  However, state regulations do address library facilities, certified librarians, and state standards for school libraries. 

Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL) has produced two resources for school librarians around the state:

Created on Oct 10, 2016 | Last updated October 10, 2016

Resources for School Librarians & Parent Partnerships

Resources for School Librarians & Parent Partnerships

School Library Presentations (Section III)

Created on Sep 26, 2010 | Last updated September 09, 2011
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