Riverside, California 2021-02-23 09:17:25 –
Corps Christie ISD has taken the next step towards becoming an innovation district by establishing a committee to develop a regional innovation plan for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The CCISD Board approved the establishment of the Commission during the meeting on Monday.
The Innovation District provides traditional independent school districts with most of the flexibility available to Texas Open Registered Charter Schools. Some flexibility includes a set school start date to class size ratio.
On February 8, the Board approved a resolution pursuing the status of the Innovation District from next year.
The next day, the district advisory team was attended by 42 people and began investigating the components of the DOI, said Chief of Staff Kimberly James.
“22 teachers, 10 school and district managers, 4 parents, 3 community business members, and 3 union members were in attendance,” said James. “What we did was to start an overview of the process. We divided everyone into smaller groups and they were able to explore different categories of (DOIs).”
Several categories dealt with consistent start dates, teacher qualifications, 90% attendance, class size and proportions. Other areas that James wanted of the board included an innovative curriculum, teacher benefits, student discipline, and teacher contracts.
James said he would meet with the district on March 2 and prepare a written portion of the DOI to be posted on the district’s website the next day, before the board approves her action items. The written part will be online for 30 days so that the general public can give an overview.
The Board of Trustees is also an action item on the exemption of the Texas Education Agency for hybrid instruction on scheduled exam days from kindergarten to second grade, and the addition of an innovative course “Student to Industry Connection” for high school students from 2021 to 2022. Approved.
Sonia Zyla, Senior Director of Evaluation and Accountability, called for exemption from students not taking the STARA test at home to prevent overcrowding of the campus. Affected dates are April 6th and May 11th to 12th.
Debra Stanley, Coordinator of Adaptive Education Transition and Education Support, has been approved for a new high school course with pre-employment services through a district collaboration with Texas Workforce Solutions.
This course meets state graduation requirements and, upon successful completion of a student enrolled in a class, earns one state elective credit that counts towards graduation requirements. Students currently enrolled in campus-based work training classes will be able to earn elective credits in one region, but will not count towards graduation requirements. The new course will be available at all six CCISD high schools.
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