Get Up to Speed with New Board Member Launch Training


Election to your school board doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but the New Board Member Launch program can get you off on the right foot. You’ll learn about your responsibilities, get oriented as a new trustee, and earn required continuing education credits (CEC).

Just for new trustees

Get an overview of key topics important for new trustees to learn about and earn CEC during our New Board Member Launch trainings. The next training will take place January 19 as a virtual event.

Additionallly, a new trustee training package on the Online Learning Center (OLC) will include content such as the required Texas Open Meetings Act and child abuse prevention trainings and a Top 10 series of short courses. Log in

Earn required CEC

You can earn up to 10 hours of required CEC. TASB staff will provide an in-depth primer on board service. We’ll cover the essentials you need to succeed in your first year, including:

  • Data-driven research on how to support student achievement
  • Legal requirements and ethical components unique to school board service
  • An overview of HR and finance rules — and how they differ from the private sector
  • The latest on critical education policy and advocacy issues

There are a lot of must-do items to take care of in your first year as a school board member, and even more to learn. Use our guide for new school board members to get grounded and going during your first year of board service.

Bringing training to you

TASB can also present the program directly to your board or as a regional workshop for several area boards. Email Board Development Services at or call 800.580.8272.