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:
Board Training Cooperative Offerings
2023-2024 Region 5 ESC
Region 5 ESC offers individual school board trainings, as well as training for your administrative
teams, faculty and staff.
The board trainings available are:
We also offer the following trainings and services:
1. Trainings tailored for your individual administrators and/or administrative teams.
a. Employment/Employee Search and Interviewing Skills (2 hours)
b. From Assistant to Campus Principal (1.5 hours)
c. Leading Through Relationships (2 hours)
d. Team Building Through Relationships (1.5 hours)
e. Ethics and Professionalism for Administrators (1.5 hours)
f. Handling Charitable Donations (1.5 hours)
g. Parent/Community Relations for Administrators (2 hours)
h. Building and Maintaining Healthy Administrative Teams (2 hours)
i. Anticipating Needs and Overcoming Obstacles (1.5 hours)
j. We have a full day training for administrative teams that includes personality typing,
leading through relationships, anticipating needs and overcoming obstacles, and strategic
quality planning. (5-6 hours)
k. Customer Service and Community Relations (2 hours – ½ day)
l. Implementing Change (2 hours)
m. How to Make Your School a Great Place to Work (2 hours)
2. Trainings tailored for Faculty and Staff
a. Working Together Through Relationships (1 or 2 hours)
b. Legal Issues for Beginning Educators (1 to 1.5 hours)
c. Ethics and Professionalism for Educators (1 to 1.5 hours)
d. Leadership in and Beyond the Classroom (2 hours)
e. Handling Charitable Donations (1.5 hours)
f. Identifying and Preventing Sexual Harassment (1.5 hours)
g. How to Effectively Support your Administrators and Staff (1.5 hours)
h. Customer Service and Community Relations (2 hours – ½ day)
i. How to Make Your School a Great Place to Work (90 minutes – 2 hours)
3. Superintendent Search Services.
We will help your Board conduct their search for a new
superintendent. Consultants are Byron Terrier, Morgan Wright, and Kelly McBride. Costs are
based on the size of your district and the level of service desired by your Board.
The cost of a one-time school board training is $1,250, while the Field Services/School Board
Training Cooperative is $2,500 per year. As a member of the Field Services Cooperative,
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 cost the current state mileage rate
for a 400-mile trip. (Superintendent Search Service is an exception). With the rising cost of
board and staff travel, this gives your district the opportunity to offer more training at home, in
your own district, increasing both convenience and efficiency.
The goal of Region 5 ESC and the Field Services/School Board Training Coop is to give 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.
Field Service Agent