Lone Star Governance

Student outcomes don't change until adult behaviors change. Starting with me.

2023–2024 Exemplar Cohort Members Named

Thirteen school systems have been named to the 2023–2024 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 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 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.

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 trainingand the implementation of best practices to improve student outcomes.

Upcoming Training

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.

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.

The Mindset Workshop 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 Workshop. As an additional prerequisite, aspiring Lone Star Governance coaches must also complete five mindset practices in the 14 days leading up to the workshop. 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 Workshop are provided upon completion of the Mindset Practices.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    Registration Deadline: Nov. 12
    Orientation (optional): Nov. 14
    Practices: Nov. 28–Dec. 12
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    Registration Deadline: March 24
    Orientation (optional): March 26
    Practices: April 2–April 16
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024
    Registration Deadline: July 28
    Orientation (optional): July 30
    Practices: Aug. 6–Aug. 20
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024
    Registration Deadline: Nov. 24
    Orientation (optional): Nov. 26
    Practices: Dec. 3–Dec. 17
Contact Information

Lone Star Governance
Phone: (512) 936-1533
lsg@tea.texas.gov