Lone Star Governance Newsletter: November 2019

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Texas Education Agency

Lone Star Governance

November 2019

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This Month in Lone Star Governance

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of This Month in Lone Star Governance. These emails, sent the first week of each month, will highlight current events in the LSG initiative, answer frequently asked questions, and celebrate LSG successes from around the state. If there is a topic you would like to see addressed in an edition of This Month in Lone Star Governance, please let us know by emailing lsg@tea.texas.gov.


House Bill (HB) 3 and Lone Star Governance

Wondering whether and how HB 3 affects Lone Star Governance? TEA has created a library of resources on HB 3 and its implementation. Check out these resources on TEA's HB 3 page.

Included on this page is an LSG-specific video that explains a new requirement of governance teams. Click the video link to hear Dr. Howard and other TEA staff explain the new requirements.

A PDF of the presentation is available here, and the template discussed in the video is available here.


LSG Leaderboard

Updated quarterly, the LSG Leaderboard recognizes governance teams that have the highest level of success changing their behaviors to improve student outcomes. The leaderboard has been updated for the third quarter of 2019. Click the link below to see the leaderboard and celebrate the successes of your fellow LSG governance teams. And if you have a few moments, shoot them an email to congratulate them for their hard work and dedication.


LSG Leaderboard


Upcoming Workshops and Coaches Training

Did you know that all of the upcoming LSG Workshops (for governance teams) and training sessions (for coaches and coaches-to-be) are listed on the LSG web page of the TEA website? TEA schedules the training sessions, and coaches schedule the governance-team workshops. Click the link below to see the upcoming dates and places for workshops and training. 


LSG Web Page


This Month's Frequently Asked Question

What is Lone Star Governance?

Lone Star Governance (LSG) is an optional, first-of-its-kind training initiative.

Founded on research, LSG is a continuous-improvement model for governing teams—boards in collaboration with their superintendents—who choose to focus intensely on only one primary objective: improving student outcomes.

Governance teams express this intense focus through a tailored execution of the five aspects of the Texas Framework for School Board Development: vision, accountability, structure, unity, and advocacy. 

In addition to driving a focus on improving student outcomes, the LSG philosophy and practices provide a system for managing the vital, though secondary, legal and fiscal responsibilities of the board.

Learn more at https://tea.texas.gov/lsg


See more frequently asked questions at the link below.


Frequently Asked Questions


Coming in December

Join us next time for another This Month in Lone Star Governance when we'll explore the implementation of HB 3, EISO 2.0, and the idea of guest columns.

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