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:
The purpose of Lone Star Governance is to provide coaching and support, through a continuous-improvement framework, for school governing teams that choose and commit to intensively focus on the objective to improve student outcomes. Lone Star Governance accomplishes this intense focus through tailored coaching aligned to the five pillars of the Texas Framework for School Board Development: Vision, Accountability, Structure, Advocacy, and Unity. In addition to the primary focus on improving student outcomes, Lone Star Governance provides systems for governing legal and fiscal responsibilities.
The Components of Lone Star Governance
LSG WorkshopThe intention of the Lone Star Governance two-day workshop is to create a supportive space in which governing teams can learn about and can prepare for the commitment to intensely focus on improving student outcomes as described by the Lone Star Governance Integrity Instrument. The workshop is a conversation about researched school board behaviors that improve student outcomes. The Workshop draws from the participants’ respective experiences and their school’s performance. The underlying belief is that leadership matters and that leaders’ choices have the power to be transformative in the lives of our students.
LSG Continual Coaching and SupportLone Star Governance Coaches are committed to providing continual coaching and support to school boards as they work to implement the behaviors that have been shown to increase student outcomes. The continual engagement between a school board and coach has been shown to make the difference in successful implementation to improve student outcomes.
LSG Training Hours and CertificatesThe Lone Star Governance workshop earns School Boards and individual board members continuing education training credit. School Boards, in which, all members attend the LSG Workshop earn credit to satisfy the required annual Team Building, bi-annual Evaluating and Improving Student Performance, all additional annual Framework Hours, the Opens Meeting Act, and earn a School Board LSG Certificate. School Boards, through continual engagement with an LSG Coach, will be supported with all required training and the implementation of best practices to improve student outcomes.
Become a Board Trainer
Upcoming EISO Trainings
|April 13, 2020||ESC 11 (Mindset)|
|April 15, 2020||ESC 12 (Mindset)|
Upcoming LSG Workshops
|Apr 8–9, 2020
Canceled—Will be rescheduled
|Apr 24–25, 2020
Palito Blanco ISD
|Apr 24–25, 2020||Brownsville|
|May 8–9, 2020
TEA Governance Office