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School Board/District Training

School Board Training

The Region 6 Field Service Team offers a variety of school board training options that meet the state requirements for board members. Please find below the different board training levels that should be satisfied each year in most cases.

Tier One Training (3 hours)

  • The “Orientation to the Education Code.” This is a mandated training that presents an overview of governance responsibilities as specified in law.
  • The “Update to the Education Code” is required for board members and focuses on any updates to the Texas Education Code. Also, addresses any relevant legal developments related to school governance.

Tier Two Training (3 hours)

  • This training is focuses on team building. It is designed to enhance the board/superintendent effectiveness through an emphasis of working together as a “Team of 8.”

Tier Three Training (5 hours for experienced or 10 hours for 1st year board members)

  • This training for board members is designed to meet locally identified needs. It can be delivered in 1-3 hour segments and provides the continuing education requirements as outlined in Senate Bill 1.


Effective September 1, 2017, this training is required of each board member every 2 years. It focuses on the "Oversight of Academic Achievement" as a board of trustees. Specifically regarding academic achievement and strategic leadership for maximizing student performance. Also, important to note, that a candidate for trustee may complete the training up to one year before the candidate is elected.

Board Member Online Training

In an effort to accommodate the often busy schedules of school board members, the Field Service team is pleased to make certain trainings available in an online platform through Region 6. The following school board member required trainings that are available through the online training platform include the following:

  • Orientation to the Education Code (required for all new board members)
  • Legislative Update to the Education Code (required for all board members following a legislative session)
  • General school board member training is also offered through our online training platform. 


John Conley II,
wk: 936-435-8204
cell: 979-877-8616

Brian Zemlicka, Ed.D.
wk: 936-435-8285
cell: 936-697-5052

School Board/District Training Brochure

Online School Board Trainings