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Field Service Cooperative and Board Training


The Field Service Agent's responsibility at Region 5 ESC is to assist in the development and implementation of an effective communication network between local school districts, the ESC, and the Texas Education Agency.
Region 5 ESC offers a Field Service Cooperative to assist each participating district in improving student outcomes through being kept abreast of legislative mandates, State Board of Education Rules and Regulations, TEA requirements, and trends in education. 

The Coop also offers a variety of services to meet local district needs in the area of mandated and elective school board member training.  Districts may select one or more of these areas to satisfy their unique requirements. 

SBMT Credit: Region 5 ESC is a state-approved provider and will issue credit for programs facilitated through the service center, including:


• On site visits for networking with all superintendents
• Consultation on the request for waivers
• Assistance in the formation of countywide meetings for superintendents
• Liaison between school districts, Region 5 ESC and TEA
• Timelines of critical reports
• Identification and coordination of regional resources
• Focused administrative staff development
• Assist with strategic planning and quality control
• Alternative Education Program Support Services
• Specific programs presented at local school sites upon request of cooperative members
• Specific programs presented at selected sites to meet requirements for all school board members
• Specific programs presented at selected sites to meet continuing educational needs





Board Training Coop Offerings

Region Field Services


Region 5 ESC has added even more individual school board trainings this year, along with the addition of several new services for your administrative teams, faculty and staff.
The board trainings available are:

  • New Board Member Orientation to the TEC (Level 1 training, required for all first time board members)
  •  Legislative Update (Level 1 training required after every regular and called legislative session)
  • Accountability (may be chosen for Level 2 or 3)
  •  Superintendent Evaluation (may be chosen for Level 2 or 3)
  • Board/Superintendent Relations (may be chosen for Level 2 or 3)
  • Goal Setting (typically Level 3, but can be combined with Level 2)
  • How to Conduct a Superintendent Search (Level 3)
  • Developing/Reviewing Operating Guidelines for the Team of Eight ( Level 2 or 3)
  • Understanding the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (F.I.R.S.T.) (Level 3).  This training is also encompassed in the Accountability training and may be level 2 or 3.
  •  Parent and Community Relations (Level 2 or 3)
  • Building the Team of 8 Through Relationships (Level 2 or 3)
  • Creating a Positive Climate for the Team of 8 (Level 3)
  • Understanding Ethics and the Team of 8 (Level 2 or 3)
  • Developing a Vision and Mission Statement (Level 3)
  • Handling Charitable Donations (Level 3)
  • Myers-Briggs for the Team of 8 (Level 2 or 3) Note: $20 materials fee per person
  • Healthy Organizations for the Team of 8 (Level 2 or 3)
  • Strategic Planning Framework for Boards (Level 2 or 3)
  • The New Realities of Community Relations (Level 3) 
  • Implementing Change (Level 2 or 3)
  • Robert’s Rules of Order (Level 2 or 3)
  • New Superintendent and Board Orientation (Level 2 or 3)
  • NEW!  Make Your District the Best Place to Work (Level 2 or 3)

We also offer the following services:

  1. Trainings tailored for your individual administrators and/or administrative teams. 
    1. Employment/Employee Search and Interviewing Skills (2 hours)
    2. From Assistant to Campus Principal (1.5 hours)
    3. Leading Through Relationships (2 hours)
    4. Team Building Through Relationships (1.5 hours)
    5. Ethics and Professionalism for Administrators (1.5 hours)
    6. Handling Charitable Donations (1.5 hours)
    7. Parent/Community Relations for Administrators (2 hours)
    8. Myers-Briggs for Team Building (3 hours) Note: $20 materials fee per person
    9. Building and Maintaining Healthy Administrative Teams (2 hours)
    10. Anticipating Needs and Overcoming Obstacles (1.5 hours)
    11. The Administrator/Secretary Team: This workshop utilizes the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator to enhance the performance of the Administrator/Secretary Team. (2 – 3 hours)
    12. We have a full day training for administrative teams that includes personality typing (Myers-Briggs or True Colors), leading through relationships, anticipating needs and overcoming obstacles, and strategic quality planning. (5-6 hours)
    13. Customer Service and Community Relations (2 hours – ½ day)
    14. Implementing Change (2 hours) 
    15. NEW!  Make Your School the Best Place to Work (2 hours-1/2 day)
  2. Trainings tailored for Faculty and Staff
    1. Working Together Through Relationships (1 or 2 hours)
    2. Legal Issues for Beginning Educators (1 to 1.5 hours)
    3. Ethics and Professionalism for Educators (1 to 1.5 hours)
    4. Leadership In and Beyond the Classroom (2 hours)
    5. Handling Charitable Donations (1.5 hours)
    6. Identifying and Preventing Sexual Harassment (1.5 hours)
    7. How to Effectively Support your Administrators and Staff (1.5 hours)
    8. Customer Service and Community Relations (2 hours – ½ day)
    9. NEW!  Make Your School the Best Place to Work (2 hours-1/2 day)
  3. Superintendent Search Services. We will help your Board conduct their search for a new superintendent. Consultants are Dr. Danny Lovett, Marianne Kondo, and Dr. Byron Terrier and fee is based on the size of your district and the level of service desired by your Board.

The cost of the Field Services/School Board Training Coop is $2,500.00 per district. As a member of the Field Services Coop, districts may receive as many of these trainings as they wish. The only additional cost is mileage over 200 miles. For example, a round trip of 600 miles would be charged the current state mileage rate for a 400 mile trip. (Superintendent Search Service and Myers-Briggs are the only exception). With the rising cost of board and staff travel, this gives your district the opportunity to offer much more training at home, in your own district, increasing both convenience and efficiency.  

If a district is not a member of the Field Service/School Board Training Co-op then training is available for $1,000 per training session. 
The goal of Region 5 ESC and the Field Services/School Board Training Coop is to give our districts the utmost value for their dollar. We have an extensive list of references available at your request, and we remain committed to increasing your efficiency and effectiveness. Working with your Board and staff is our first priority. 



Byron Terrier, Ed. D.

Deputy Executive Director



Marianne Kondo

Field Service Agent





Byron Terrier, Ed.D.
 Executive Director
(409) 951-1758

Marianne Kondo
Field Services
(409) 951-1839