Lone Star Governance Newsletter: March 2020

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Texas Education Agency

Lone Star Governance

March 2020

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This Month in Lone Star Governance

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Welcome to This Month in Lone Star Governance. These emails 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: Spreading the Word

We have recently put the finishing touches on a two-page informational handout for Lone Star Governance. This resource, available at the link below, provides a broad explanation of the Lone Star Governance initiative and its benefits. Coaches are encouraged to share this resource anywhere and with anyone that would help spread the word.

LSG handout

LSG Leaderboard: February 2020

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 with quarterly reviews submitted through February. 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

I understand that the State Board of Education recently amended its rules that govern trustee training, and that the amended rules are not required to be implemented until May 1. Is this correct? If so, what are the requirements in place until then? Does this mean that there are no requirements before May 1, 2020?

The rules that govern trustee training, as amended by the State Board of Education at its January meeting, will be effective in late March but aren't required to be implemented until May 1, 2020. Until May 1, the rules, as they existed prior to the amendment in January, govern trustee training. The delay in implementation ensures that trustees are not subject to new requirements—with little foreknowledge—before spring elections. The delay is not intended to "pause" the training requirements already in place before the amendments in January. 

Please contact lsg@tea.texas.gov with any questions about training requirements. 


See more frequently asked questions at the link below.


Frequently Asked Questions


Coming in April

Join us for the next episode of This Month in Lone Star Governance in which we'll discuss the new online tools for scheduling workshops, creating certificates, and submitting quarterly reviews.

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