Administrative Services - Darren Francis

Darren Francis
Deputy Executive Director
darren.francis@esc9.net
940-322-6928

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School Board Member Support

Region 9 ESC offers support for school districts’ Board of Trustees through professional development and technical assistance.

Continuing Education Requirements (Rules Effective 8-25-14)

 

TIER

FIRST YEAR MEMBERS

DATES FOR TRAINING OFFERED THROUGH REGION 9

EXPERIENCED

MEMBERS

DATES FOR TRAINING OFFERED THROUGH REGION 9

 

LOCAL DISTRICT ORIENTATION

 

(MUST RECEIVE

WITHIN 60 DAYS OF ELECTION/APPOINTMENT)

 

1

3 HOURS

“Boot Camp”* offered in December and June

(2 hours with 1 hour “homework” to be done at district level – combined with 4 hours Level III training)

N/A

N/A

 

ORIENTATION TO THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE

 

(MUST RECEIVE

WITHIN 120 DAYS OF ELECTION/APPOINTMENT)

 

1

3 HOURS

Offered late August or early September and January

N/A

N/A

UPDATE TO TEXAS EDUCATION CODE

1

N/A

N/A

AFTER LEGISLATIVE YEAR

Offered In September of odd number years following legislative session

TEAMBUILDING

2

3 HOURS

Offered October/November

 

3 HOURS

Offered October/November

 

ADDITIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION

3

10 HOURS

 

 

“Boot Camp”* – offered December and June
(4 hours - combined with 2 hours Level I training)

 

5 HOURS

 

February (2 hours)

 

 

February (2 hours)

 

March/April

(Offered by TASB – 4 hours)

 

March/April

(Offered by TASB – 4 hours)

 

 

 

 

*Boot Camp includes Open Government training required for new board members within 90 days after election/appointment

Most Sessions offered by Region 9 ESC are available via Distance Learning, and/or are recorded.  Contact Dana Parrish at dana.parrish@esc9.net or 940-322-6928 to arrange a DL connection or for video links.

Open Government Training

Open Government Training required for board members within the first 90 days of service is offered during the New Member Boot Camp, or can be viewed online through the Texas Attorney General's website at the link below.  There are two parts to the training, "Open Meetings Act" and "Public Information Act."   To have credit recorded in Region 9 ESC Professional Development System, send copies of the certificates to Dana Parrish

Link: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/og/open-government-training


Superintendent Searches

Region 9 ESC will assist school boards with the search process when there is a vacancy in the superintendent position. Contact Darren Francis at darren.francis@esc9.net or 940-322-6928 for more information. 


 

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