Lone Star Governance Newsletter: July 2022

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Texas Education Agency

July 2022

Lone Star Governance

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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.

Required School Safety Training for School District Trustees Now Available on TEA Learn

House Bill 690, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, added Texas Education Code, §11.159(b-1), requiring the State Board of Education (SBOE) to coordinate with the Texas School Safety Center to develop training on school safety for school board trustees. In November 2021, the SBOE adopted the new school safety training. The training was first made available on TEA Learn in February 2022.

Trustees must meet the school safety training requirement by taking the SBOE-approved training every two years. Newly elected trustees who did not complete the training prior to their election have 120 days from the date of their election or appointment to complete the training. Current trustees who have not yet completed the training have until September 30, 2022, to complete the training.

The new online school safety training is available on TEA Learn at this link: SBOE School Safety Training

Trustees who complete the training receive a certificate of completion from TEA Learn. School districts must maintain verification of completion of the school safety training for each of their trustees.

For TEA Learn technical support, please use this link: TEA Learn Technical Support

If you have questions related to this correspondence, please contact a member of the TEA governance team at (512) 936-1533 or via email at schoolgovernance@tea.texas.gov.

Biggest Wins with Lone Star Governance

What do superintendents say are the biggest wins for their districts from implementing Lone Star Governance?

Check out this video to hear three superintendents discuss their biggest wins from Lone Star Governance.

More videos are available on the Lone Star Governance playlist of the TEA YouTube channel.


This Month's Frequently Asked Question

When I tried to register for the new school safety training on TEA Learn, I was asked for my TEA Unique ID. Where do I find this information?

If you don't have a TEA Unique ID, please check the 'I don't have one' box next to the field that asks for your ID. You will still be able to register for, complete, and get credit for the required school safety training.

See more frequently asked questions at the link below.


Frequently Asked Questions


Coming in August

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