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 two videos, each approximately 90 minutes in length. To access the videos and completion certificates from the Attorney General's Office, click on the link below.
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.
New School Board Members Required Training
Texas Open Government Laws (2 videos)