TASC District Structure

In order to provide services and activities at a local level, TASC divides Texas into 19 geographical districts. Most middle level schools participate in district activities with the high schools in their area. However, in some regions of the state, middle level student councils from one or more districts have formed their own organizations. The districts which have middle level organizations separate from the high schools are 3, 4/19, 7/13. The Presidents and Coordinators for these districts are listed separately.

Each TASC District elects officer schools, has a constitution, holds conferences, provides training, conducts projects and distributes information from the state office to member schools. Being active in a TASC District allows student council members to be involved in the organization of activities on a larger scale. Typically more students from individual schools can attend these events than can attend state level activities. Individual school involvement at the TASC District level is vital to involvement in TASC as a whole. When a school pays TASC membership dues, it automatically becomes a member of the designated TASC District. Schools may request to change districts, but this must be done in writing, signed by the building principal, and submitted to the TASC Director.

CONFERENCES/TRAINING AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL
Most TASC Districts hold a Fall and Spring Conference. This is usually hosted by an elected officer school within the district. Format usually follows that of TASC Conferences, complete with speakers and discussion groups. Additionally, many districts hold an overnight mid-winter retreat and provide training and activities for advisors. Many districts participate in district-wide initiatives and projects to serve communities and schools.

STATE/DISTRICT RELATIONSHIP
It is at the district level where TASC Project Report Forms are turned in and points are awarded. Schools must submit completed forms to the TASC District by the dates set by the district (usually mid March). Schools receiving minimum points in the various report forms are named Outstanding Achievement Schools in the categories. Winners are submitted by the District President to TASC. Awards are mailed at the end of the school year.

TASC also provides information to District Presidents and District Coordinators concerning programs, policy changes and opportunities for involvement. Being active in your district ensures that you will be up to date in statewide activities that could affect you. For more information on activities in a TASC District, contact the District President or Coordinator.

TASC DISTRICT PRESIDENTS & COORDINATORS »

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TASC DRESS CODE
Student leaders should be very aware of the impact of personal appearance, and their grooming should be above average. Advisors are expected to adhere to the TASC dress code as well.

  • Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress.
  • Shorts are NOT permitted at TASC conferences or workshops held during the school year.
  • Shorts are permitted at summer programs but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • All tops and dresses must have sleeves at all TASC events. 
  • Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building. 
  • This dress code may be modified for performers at TASC events.  Costumes must be approved by a conference committee.
  • TASC/TASC Districts retain the right to enforce a specified dress code for events outside the TASC state calendar.
  • This dress code may be modified for specific events; attendees will be notified by the assigned TASC designee.                                                                                                                                                                                    Policy adopted November 2015

The only exception to the no hats/no shorts rule is the High School Annual Conference event held at Six Flags theme park.