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Online Learning Center Courses for New Board Members

Find the training courses you need to confidently step into your role as a new trustee.

It’s an exciting time. You won your race and now it’s time to step into your new role. But, where to begin? There’s a lot to learn about board governance and policy, not to mention all the State Board of Education courses that you are required to complete in your first year. The Online Learning Center can be your go-to source for courses to get you up to speed, while meeting state continuing education requirements. 

What’s even better is that you can pace yourself, taking classes when it’s most convenient for you. OLC courses can be taken anytime, anywhere. You’ll find top-priority courses, such as Open Meetings Act and Child Abuse Prevention, along with other insightful trainings, such as Advocacy 101 and Special Education 101. 

Access to the OLC and its wide variety of courses will give you the tools to confidently participate in meetings, so you and your board can remain focused on student achievement. Along with the OLC’s courses, new school board members should consider signing up to participate in Texas Trustee Institute, which offers in-person training and access to a cohort of other new board members from across the state.

You can browse a catalog of courses in the OLC and immediately access online offerings. Some courses are provided for free, while others require payment by credit card or district purchase order. Most courses require an investment of one hour. 

Use your TASB log in for easy access to OLC courses and to have your credits recorded directly into your credit report. Contact for help logging in or accessing courses. 

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Membership Information

The OLC is a one-stop shop to find the continuing education courses you need to begin serving on your board. And the courses will also help you grow your leadership skills. Courses are available to trustees on Active Member school boards.

TASB Active Membership

Active Members consist of the boards of Texas public school districts and education service centers. They have voting privileges in the Association and may participate in all of TASB's services.