LSG Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lone Star Governance?
Lone Star Governance is an optional first-of-its kind training initiative aimed at providing a continuous improvement model for governing teams that choose to intensively focus on one primary objective: improving student outcomes.

What is the time commitment for Lone Star Governance training?
Lone Star Governance workshops are two-day training sessions that are scheduled at the various Education Service Center regions across the state throughout the year.

What is the purpose?
Lone Star Governance participants will finish the two-day sessions in better position to effectively monitor student outcomes; effectively hold the superintendent accountable for improving student outcomes; understand the concepts of student outcome goals; and draft a Lone Star Governance implementation timeline specific to their individual school district.

Who should attend Lone Star Governance training?
All school boards statewide are welcomed to attend these training sessions. Lone Star Governance workshops are specifically designed for school board members and superintendents.

Do all school board members and superintendent need to participate in the two-day sessions?
The training is most effective when all board members and their administrators choose to attend.

What is the post-workshop feedback from those who have participated?
Testimonials from superintendents and school board members who have recently participated in Lone Star Governance workshops can be found here:

Where can I learn more about Lone Star Governance?
All support materials being used in the Lone Star Governance training sessions are available for viewing on the Texas Education Agency website. For more information regarding Lone Star Governance and to view the support materials, visit

When and where are the next Lone Star Governance workshops scheduled?
Districts that have interest in attending one of the upcoming sessions or seeking specific dates can email Melissa Huffmaster in the TEA Governance Division at