In the fall of 2017, a committee of teachers, administrators and parents explored becoming a “District of Innovation.” That designation was created during the legislature’s 2015 session to allow school districts to receive some (but not all) of the same exemptions from the Texas Education Code that charter schools receive. Leander ISD’s District of Innovation plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 15, 2018, with an expiration date of February 15, 2023. Leander ISD’s proposed District of Innovation Plan addresses only one area of the Texas Education Code, the first day of instruction.
In the spring of 2022, volunteers from the District Wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) formed an Innovation Plan Renewal Committee to draft a DoI renewal plan for consideration. The proposed draft of the LISD Innovation Plan may be viewed through the button below. The plan will be publicly accessible and open for feedback on the Leander ISD website until August 19, 2022. Public feedback and comments regarding the proposed draft of the LISD Innovation Plan can be submitted through the button below. All comments and feedback will be reviewed by the District Wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) during their meeting in September 2022. A public hearing regarding the proposed draft of the Innovation Plan will also occur during the September DWIEC meeting. If the proposed plan is approved by DWEIC, the plan will be presented at a future board meeting for approval by the Leander ISD Board of Trustees and would be effective February 15, 2023.
For questions or comments regarding the plan, please contact Laurelyn Arterbury at [email protected]