The following was included in TCTA's 2017-18 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2017 but is subject to change.

A TCTA-initiated law requires school districts to allow employees the opportunity to apply for open professional positions, and to post notices of job vacancies for at least 10 school days on the district’s website or on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the district’s central administrative office and at each campus office.

Districts are allowed to fill a position without such notice if the position affects student safety and security or if the district must fill a vacant teaching position during the school year. 

See also:

Nepotism