Proposed Amendments to School Board Member Training – Framework for
School Board Development
July 20, 2012
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: This item presents proposed amendments to School Board Member Training – Framework for School Board Development. The amendments propose revisions to the framework to clarify the role of the local board of trustees and local board members and to enhance communication between local boards of trustees and the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159.
EFFECTIVE DATE: The proposed effective date of the proposed amendments to the School Board Member Training - Framework for School Board Development would be 20 days after adopted by the State Board of Education.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The School Board Member Training - Framework for School Board Development previously was adopted to be effective January 1, 1996.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The School Board Member Training - Framework for School Board Development was adopted in 1996 to establish a structure for district leadership teams, as a corporate body and as individuals, to gain an understanding of the vision, structure, accountability, advocacy, and unity needed to provide educational programs and services that promote equity and excellence in performance of all students. The framework supports the training requirements adopted by the State Board of Education in 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.1.
FISCAL IMPACT: The Texas Education Agency has determined that there are no additional costs to persons or entities resulting from this proposed action. In addition, there is no direct adverse economic impact for small businesses and micro-businesses; therefore, no regulatory flexibility analysis, specified in Texas Government Code, §2006.002, is required.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: Benefits include the establishment of clearer expectations for collaboration and communication among local board members and between local boards of trustees and other educational entities and policymakers.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: The proposed amendments would have no new procedural and reporting implications.
LOCALLY MAINTAINED PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS: The proposed amendments would have no locally maintained paperwork requirements.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
COMMISSIONER'S RECOMMENDATION: I recommend that the State Board of Education:
Consider and take action regarding the proposed amendments to the School Board Member Training – Framework for School Board Development.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Members Responsible:
Laura Taylor, Associate Commissioner
Accreditation and School Improvement
Ronald Rowell, Director
Governance and Waivers
Text of Proposed Amendments to School Board Member Training – Framework for School Board Development (PDF, 307KB)