Region 8

School Board Trustee HUB

Thank you for serving the ISDs of Region 8!

Our School Board HUB is designed to offer trustees key resources in one spot.

Team Commendation

Local board-superintendent teams that, together, receive at least eight hours of continuing education specified in Texas Administrative Code §61.1(k) are eligible for commendation. The SBOE established this commendation in recognition of the importance of working together as a team for the benefit of Texas students. Complete and submit the commendation eligibility form to apply.


Training (CE) Announcement Timelines:

Local Election Date Time Period for Earning CE CE Reporting Date

May From May to the following May April board meeting

November From November to the following November October board meeting

Appointed One year from appoitment date

Setting School Board & District Goals:



Lone Star Governance

Lone Star Governance (LSG) is an optional, first-of-its-kind training initiative. And it's available in Region 8!

Founded on research, 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, Accountability, Structure, Advocacy, and Unity.

Reach out to ESC8 LSG Coach, Angela Hastings, to learn more! ahastings@reg8.net