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School Board Training

The 80th session of the Texas Legislature established a "required course of training" for all school board members. The purpose of this requirement is to prepare board members and the superintendent to work as a leadership team.
 
Region 7 School Board Training Services will:
» Provide all levels and types of school board training upon request of school district
» Maintain records of school board training issued by Region 7 ESC personnel
» Be committed to providing programs for all districts to help achieve the district's leadership team goals
» Maintain its state-approved sponsor status and will issue credit for training facilitated through the ESC.
 
 
Jim Moore
Chief Administrative Officer
jmoore@esc7.net
(903) 988-6834

School Board Training Requirements 

Continuing education requirements for independent school board trustees are established in Texas Administrative Code §61.1 and Texas Government Code, §§ 551.005552.012, and 2054.5191. This table provides a summary of these requirements. 

Required
Continuing Education
First Year
in Office
Subsequent Years
in Office
Eligible Provider(s)
Local District Orientation Three hours within the first 120 days in office N/A Local District
Orientation to the Texas
Education Code
Three hours within the first 120 days in office N/A Education Service Centers
Update to the Texas
Education Code
Following each legislative session and of
sufficient length to address major changes
• Registered Providers
• Authorized Providers
• LSG Coaches
Team-building
(Team-of-eight)
Three hours Three hours every year • Registered Providers
• Authorized Providers
• LSG Coaches
Additional Education based on Framework for School Board Development Ten hours Five hours every year • Registered Providers
• Authorized Providers
• LSG Coaches
Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes Three hours within the first 120 days in office Three hours every two years • Authorized Providers
• LSG Coaches
Sexual Abuse, Human
Trafficking, and Other
Maltreatment of Children
One hour within the first 120 days in office One hour every two years • Registered Providers
• Authorized Providers
• LSG Coaches
Open Meetings Act (OMA) One hour within the first 90 days in office N/A Attorney General of Texas
Public Information Act (PIA) One hour within the first 90 days in office N/A Attorney General of Texas
Cybersecurity Varies by provider Every year Department of Information Resources
State Plan for Gifted/
Talented Education
See local district policy for training requirements Local District

 

Region 7 Field Service Agents are TEA certified Registered and Authorized Providers.
1. SB 1566 - (EISO) Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes
2. Team of Eight Training
3. School Board Operations 
4. Legislative Update - In-person and On-line
5. School Board Roles and Responsibilities
6. School Board Goal Setting
7. School Board Orientation to the TEC - In-person and On-line
8. Human Trafficking and other Maltreatment of Children - Online only