Lone Star Governance

The intention of Lone Star Governance is to provide a continuous improvement model for governing teams (Boards in collaboration with their Superintendents) that choose to intensively focus on one primary objective:

Improving Student Outcomes

Lone Star Governance accomplishes this intense focus through tailored execution of the five points of the Texas Framework for School Board Development:

Lone Star Governance 5 pillars - Vision, Accountability, Structure, Unity, and Advocacy

In addition to Lone Star’s singular focus on improving student outcomes, it provides a system for governing the secondary, but vital, legal and fiscal responsibilities of the Board. 

The intention of the Lone Star Governance 2-Day Workshop is to create a supportive space in which governing teams can learn about and can prepare for the intense focus on improving student outcomes as described by the Lone Star Governance implementation integrity instrument. You can view the implementation integrity instrument by downloading the Lone Star Governance Manual (PDF). The tools provided in the manual include:

  • Implementation Integrity Instrument
  • Board's Time Use Tracker
  • Board's Staff Use Tracker
  • Board's Quarterly Progress Tracker
  • Sample Policies and Documents
 

The workshop is a conversation about governance behaviors that improve student outcomes and it draws from governance-related research as well as promising practices from the participants’ respective experiences. If you would like to read reactions from actual workshop participants you can do so by checking out the LSG Workshop testimonials. The underlying belief is that leadership matters; that leaders’ choices have the power to be transformative in the lives of our students. For districts seeking specific dates or have interest in attending one of the upcoming sessions, please email Melissa Huffmaster in the TEA Governance Division at melissa.huffmaster@tea.texas.gov