Lone Star Governance Newsletter: January 2020

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Lone Star Governance

January 2020

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This Month in Lone Star Governance

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Welcome to a new year and another issue of This Month in Lone Star Governance! These emails, sent the first week of each month, 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.

If you missed a previous issue of This Month in Lone Star Governance, you can get it on the TEA website here.


News and Notes: 2020–2021 LSG Cohort

In December, TEA released an invitation for districts to apply for the 2020–2021 LSG cohort. This intensive, year-long program reimburses participants for relevant LSG expenses. It is limited to 12 school systems, and letters of interest from districts/charters are due by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020.

More information and a template for the letter of interest are available on the TEA website

Monthly Spotlight: State Board of Education Rules

The State Board of Education is in the process of amending its rules that govern school board member training. These rules, which impact Lone Star Governance training and workshops, were approved at first reading in November 2019 and posted to the Texas Register for public comment in December. The State Board of Education is scheduled to hear second reading and give its final approval of the rules at its January 28–31 meeting.

The proposed rule is available here.

The public comment period opened on December 20, 2019 and closes on January 24, 2020. Public comments may be submitted at this link.

Upcoming EISO Training

New EISO training based on the updated LSG materials will begin on February 10, 2020 in Austin. If you or someone you know are interested in becoming an LSG specialist or coach, you can sign up for the training here

More information about becoming an LSG specialist or coach is available here.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

When will the new LSG Workshop and EISO training materials be available?

The new materials are in draft form and being reviewed and field tested. These materials are scheduled to be finalized and made fully available on February 3.

For the LSG Leaderboard update in May 2020, TEA will accept quarterly reviews based on either the 2019 Participant Manual or the 2020 Participant Manual. After May, however, TEA will accept quarterly reviews based on only the 2020 Participant Manual. 

If you would like to preview the new LSG Participant Manual, it is available here.

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


See more frequently asked questions at the link below.


Frequently Asked Questions


Coming in February

Join us for the next episode of This Month in Lone Star Governance in which we'll discuss the new marketing materials and tools and templates that we have been working on.

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