• Overview

    Texas Open Government Laws

    Effective January 1, 2006, elected and appointed public officials are required by state law to receive training in Texas Open Government Laws - the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act. Board members must receive the training within 90 days of being seated. Training consists of viewing 2 videos each approximately 90 minutes in length.


    Orientation to the Texas Education Code (TEC) for New Board Trustees

    SBOE Required Training Course [19 TAC § 61.1 (b) (1)(B)] A newly elected board member of an independent school district shall receive the orientation to the TEC within the first year of service. The orientation shall be delivered by ESCs and shall be three hours in length.  This training is offered in workshops and is also available as a video for board members who were unable to attend the training sessions.


    Required Legislative Update Training

    After each session of the Texas Legislature, including each session and called session related to education, each school board member shall receive an update from the ESC.


    School Board Trustee Continuing Education Requirements

    TEA Glossary of Acronyms

School Board Training Requirements