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District of Innovation

 

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to explore becoming a District of Innovation, allowing Leander ISD to explore flexibility with the school year calendar. (Board Meeting presentation)

In order to be granted these flexibilities related to the calendar, the district must adopt a District of Innovation plan. The plan will be developed by teachers and instructional staff from throughout LISD, along with parents, students and community representatives. The committee’s final plans must be approved by the LISD Board of Trustees.

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A timeline for becoming a District of Innovation is:

    Nov. 16, 2017 – The LISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to initiate the Districts of Innovation process in LISD.

    Dec. 7, 2017 – The Board of Trustees held a public hearing on Districts of Innovation and directed an Innovation Committee to study and develop a LISD Innovation Plan.

    Dec. 12, 2017 – The Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) convened to hold a random drawing from the DWEIC volunteers for seven LISD staff representatives and seven Non-LISD staff representatives to serve with the LISD Chief of Staff on the Innovation Committee.

    Dec. 18, 2017 – Two additional volunteers from the DWEIC parent/community group were selected through a random drawing to fill the final open positions on the Innovation Committee.

    Dec. 19, 2017 – The Innovation Committee met to study and craft a LISD Innovation Plan based on the Board of Trustee parameters.

    Jan. 9, 2018 – The Innovation Committee met a second time to continue the development of a LISD Innovation Plan.

    Jan. 11, 2018 – The LISD Innovation Plan was presented to the Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC).

    Jan. 12, 2018The Innovation Plan is posted on the LISD website.

    Feb. 8, 2018 – A Public Meeting will be held on the Innovation Plan.

    Feb. 12, 2018 – The Commissioner of Education will be notified of LISD's intent to vote on the adoption of the Innovation Plan.

    Feb. 15, 2018 – Board of Trustees will vote on the adoption of the Innovation Plan.

* Items in italics are future action.

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