Texas innovation tags Dripping Springs districtTexas innovation tags Dripping Springs districthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=143112016-08-30T05:00:00Z2016-08-30T19:30:00Z

​DRIPPING SPRINGS - A new state law gives “Districts of Innovation” freedoms similar to those that charter schools already have. 

Such districts will have more local control, including flexibility to decide when the school year starts and how teacher planning periods are used.​

The Dripping Springs district, which has long performed well in the state ratings, is among the first in Texas to become a District of Innovation, and it will tap into some of the exemptions offered.

Licensed to innovate
​​Under state law, Districts of Innovation have flexibility to implement practices similar to charter schools, including exemptions from mandates such as:

  • school start date
  • 90 percent attendance rule
  • class size ratios​
  • certain student discipline provisions
  • use of planning and preparation periods
  • teacher appraisal requirements​
Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock
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