Lone Star Governance
2023â€“2024 Exemplar Cohort Members Named
Thirteen school systems have been named to the 2023â€“2024 Lone Star Governance Exemplar Cohort. See the list of our newest members and learn more about the cohort on our Exemplar Cohort web page.
A First-of-its-Kind Initiative for School Boards
Founded on research, Lone Star Governance (LSG) is a continuous-improvement model for governing teamsâ€”boards in collaboration with their superintendentsâ€”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 and Goals, Systems and Processes, Progress and Accountability, Advocacy and Engagement, and Synergy and Teamwork. In addition to the primary focus on improving student outcomes, Lone Star Governance provides systems for governing legal and fiscal responsibilities.
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 participantsâ€™ respective experiences and their schoolâ€™s performance. The underlying belief is that leadership matters and that leadersâ€™ 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 trainingÌýand the implementation of best practices to improve student outcomes.