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.

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.

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The Components of Lone Star Governance


LSG Workshop

The 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 Support

Lone 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 Certificates

The Lone Star Governance workshop earns School Boards and individual board members continuing education training credit. When all members attend the LSG Workshop, school boards earn credit to satisfy the required annual Team Building, bi-annual Evaluating and Improving Student Performance, additional annual Framework Hours, 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.

Upcoming Trainings 2023:

Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes (EISO): Training of Trainers

Zoom sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please select a date below and use the link to register. A registration email with meeting invitation will come directly from Zoom. Each training is limited to 40 registrants. Please register for only one training. If a training date is full, please select a different date. If you need to take a training by a specific date to maintain your status as an authorized provider and the training you need is full, please contact lsg@tea.texas.gov.

Lone Star Governance Knowledge and Skills Training

The Knowledge and Skills Training builds on the information presented in the Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes (EISO) Training. Successful completion of the EISO Training is a prerequisite to attending the Knowledge and Skills Training.

Zoom sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please select a date below and use the link to register. A registration email with meeting invitation will come directly from Zoom.

Lone Star Governance Mindset Training

The Mindset Training builds on the information presented in the Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes (EISO) Training and LSG Knowledge and Skills Training. Successful completion of both the EISO and Knowledge and Skills Training is a prerequisite to attending the Mindset Training. As an additional prerequisite, aspiring Lone Star Governance coaches must also complete five mindset practices in the 14 days leading up to the Mindset Training. For more information about the Mindset Practices, please contact lsg@tea.texas.gov.

Zoom sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Links to register for the Mindset Training are provided upon completion of the Mindset Practices.

Training Dates:

Registration Deadline: March 19
Optional Orientation/Meet-and-Greet: March 21
Practices: March 28–April 11

Registration Deadline: July 23
Optional Orientation/Meet-and-Greet: July 25
Practices: August 1–August 15

Registration Deadline: November 12
Optional Orientation/Meet-and-Greet: November 14
Practices: November 28–December 12

Lone Star Governance Workshops

Date School System(s)
Feb. 17–18, 2023 Edna ISD
Feb. 20–21, 2023 ESC 11

Registration Information

Contact Information

Lone Star Governance
Phone: (512) 936-1533