South San Antonio Independent School District

Every Child - College and Career Ready!


    The intention of Lone Star Governance is to provide a continuous improvement model for governing teams (Boards in collaboration with their Superintendents) that choose to intensively focus on one primary objective: Improving Student Outcomes. Lone Star Governance accomplishes this intense focus through tailored execution of the five points of the Texas Framework for School Board Development: Vision, Accountability, Structure, Unity, and Advocacy.

    In addition to Lone Star’s singular focus on improving student outcomes, it provides a system for governing the secondary, but vital, legal and fiscal responsibilities of the Board. 

    The Lone Star Governance implementation integrity instrument can be viewed by downloading the Lone Star Governance Manual (PDF). The tools provided in the manual include:

    • Implementation Integrity Instrument
    • Board's Time Use Tracker
    • Board's Staff Use Tracker
    • Board's Quarterly Progress Tracker
    • Sample Policies and Documents  

    What is Lone Star Governance?

    Lone Star Governance is an optional first-of-its kind training initiative aimed at providing a continuous improvement model for governing teams that choose to intensively focus on one primary objective: improving student outcomes

    What is the time commitment for Lone Star Governance training?

    Lone Star Governance workshops are two-day training sessions that are scheduled at the various Education Service Center regions across the state throughout the year.

    What is the purpose?

    Lone Star Governance participants will finish the two-day sessions in better position to effectively monitor student outcomes; effectively hold the superintendent accountable for improving student outcomes; understand the concepts of student outcome goals; and draft a Lone Star Governance implementation timeline specific to their individual school district.

     Where can I learn more about Lone Star Governance?

    All support materials being used in the Lone Star Governance training sessions are available for viewing on the Texas Education Agency website. For more information regarding Lone Star Governance and to view the support materials, visit