6 takeaways from AISD trustees’ discussion on adopting district of innovation policy revisions

Austin ISD joined other Texas public school districts March 27 when its board of trustees voted to become a district of innovation, or DOI. Four exemptions from state laws were approved as part of the district’s innovation plan, including amendments related to the school year calendar, allowances for non-certified teachers to teach certain courses, and adjustments to minimum required attendance and minutes of instruction. At Monday’s work session, AISD trustees discussed revising district policy to support those exemptions. Here are six takeaways from that conversation: The proposed policy changes were drafted by a policy analyst from the Texas Association of […]



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