School Board Training

  • Consultant: Dale Latham
    (817) 740-3692
    (817) 740-3647 fax

    ESC Region 11 offers a standard menu of school board training as well as customized training opportunities designed to meet the needs of individual school districts.

    Training is facilitated by presenters with years of practical successful experience working with school board members and superintendents.


     

Training Packages

  • Training packages include the following:

    ISD Board Training Requirements Side-by-Side
    • Level I Training:
      • Texas Education Code (TEC) Orientation for new school board members (also available Online, in Canvas)
      • Texas Education Code (TEC) Update for experienced school board members (also available Online, in Canvas)
    • Level II “Team of Eight” Training:
      • Roles and Responsibilities of the School Board and Superintendent
      • Accountability systems that effect the Team of 8
      • Goal Setting
      • Healthy Organizations (Team building)
      • We Are All In Sales (Communications)
      • Starting With Why (Visioning)
      • Team Self-Assessment
      • Customized training for individual districts
    • Level III Training:
      • Financial integrity rating system of Texas (FIRST)
      • Board member ethics
      • Instructional accountability systems
      • Customized training for individual districts
    Charter Board Training Requirements Side-by-Side
    • Charter School Board Training:
      • School Law
      • School Finance
      • Health and Safety
      • Accountability for Public Funds
      • Accountability to the Public
      • Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act
      • Customized training for individual districts

Open Government Training

  • These links re-direct to the Office of Attorney General's website.

    The Texas Government Code requires elected and appointed public officials to receive training in Texas open government laws. The Office of the Attorney General provides free video training courses to assist public officials in complying with this requirement.  These videos are available at no cost and may be used as part of any training course on open government.

    Open Meetings Act Training 

    The TOMA training is required within the first ninety days of office, for all School Board Members.

    Public Information Act Training 

    The TPIA training is required within the first ninety days of office. Please refer to your School Board Policy BBD (Local), to determine requirement.

    Course Completion Certificate 

    Upon completion of the training course, a board member may obtain a course completion certificate by following the directions in the video.  The certificate must be maintained by the board member's governmental body and made available for public inspection upon request.                                   Note: these certificates are not archived on the OAG's website.