Is there special training involved in being a school board?

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School board members are required by Texas law and Commissioner of Education rule to participate in three types of continuing education: an orientation to local district policy and to the laws affecting public education in Texas; an annual team building activity, taken in conjunction with the rest of the board and the superintendent; and a specified number of hours each year in areas of special need. Board member determining need with their board annually by reviewing the Framework for School Board Development, a document that outlines the task an effective board performs in its governing capacity. Continuing education courses that address these needs are available through a variety of sources.