Lone Star Governance



Lone Star Governance (LSG) is an optional, first-of-its-kind training initiative.

Founded on research, LSG is a continuous-improvement model for governing teams—boards in collaboration with their superintendents—who choose to focus intensely on only one primary objective:

Improving Student Outcomes

Governance teams express this intense focus through a tailored execution of the five aspects of the Texas Framework for School Board Development:

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

In addition to driving a focus on improving student outcomes, the LSG philosophy and practices provide a system for managing the vital, though secondary, legal and fiscal responsibilities of the board.

Lone Star Governance Two-Day Workshop

At the root of this work is the underlying belief that leadership matters; leaders’ choices have the power to be transformative in the lives of our students. Therefore, the workshop is designed as a conversation about governance behaviors that lead to improved student outcomes and draws from research as well as promising practices from participant experience. The two-day workshop provides a supportive space where governing teams learn about and prepare for the intense focus on improving student outcomes as described in the LSG Implementation Integrity Instrument.

The Lone Star Governance Manual includes five specific tools: 

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


  LSG Manual  


Reflections from LSG participants can be found on the Workshop Testimonials page. For districts seeking specific dates or those interested in attending one of the upcoming sessions listed to the right, please email lsg@tea.texas.gov.  

Become a Board Trainer


Feb 10, 2020 EISO Training Registration 

Upcoming LSG Workshops

 Dates  Location
Jan 10–11, 2020 ESC 20
Jan 11–12, 2020 Houston
Jan 17–18, 2020 Ben Bolt ISD
Feb 6–7, 2020 Springlake Earth
Feb 14–15, 2020 Bloomington ISD
May 8–9, 2020 ESC 20

  Registration Information  

Contact Information

TEA Governance Office