AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike
Morath announced today that eight Texas school systems have been selected to be
part of the Lone Star Governance (LSG) Exemplar Cohort II. The cohort is
designed for local governing teams – school board members and their
superintendents – that aspire to leverage a continuous improvement mindset and
framework in order to have the greatest impact on student performance and
The eight governing teams participating in
Cohort II are: Cumby ISD; Donna ISD; Fabens ISD; Hidalgo ISD; Natalia ISD; New
Frontiers Public Schools; Round Rock ISD; and Snyder ISD.
As part of the LSG Exemplar Cohort II, the
governing teams have committed to a year-long program. Members of the cohort
will take part in the Texas Education Agency’s LSG training, as well as receive
extensive access to coaching and technical support from certified LSG Coaches.
These school board and superintendent supports include:
- Attendance at an LSG workshop;
- Monthly board, board chair, superintendent, and
staff implementation support;
- Quarterly self-evaluation support;
- Quarterly cohort calls;
- All statutorily required board member trainings;
- Early access to upcoming Lone Star
Governance-related trainings; and
- Collaboration with high-performing governing teams.
LSG Exemplar Cohort II members will be
sharing best practices from their experience to help strengthen school
governance statewide by presenting at various regional and state conferences in
the coming year.