AF(LEGAL) - INNOVATION DISTRICTS

Definitions

District of Innovation

Public Hearing

Local Innovation Plan

  1. Innovative curriculum, instructional methods, and provisions regarding community participation, campus governance, and parental involvement;
  2. Modifications to the school day or year [see EB, EC];
  3. Provisions regarding the district budget and sustainable program funding;
  4. Accountability and assessment measures that exceed the requirements of state and federal law; and
  5. Any other innovations prescribed by the board of trustees.

Prohibited Exemptions

  1. A state or federal requirement, imposed by statute or rule, applicable to an open-enrollment charter school operating under Education Code Chapter 12, Subchapter D, including, but not limited to, the requirements listed in Education Code 12.104(b), and:
    1. Education Code Chapter 22, Subchapter B;
    2. Education Code Chapter 25, Subchapter A, sections 25.001, .002, .0021, .0031, and .004;
    3. Education Code Chapter 28, sections 28.002, .0021, .0023, .005, .0051, .006, .016, .0211, .0213, .0217, .025, .0254, .02541, .0255, .0258, .0259, and .026;
    4. Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter G;
    5. Education Code Chapter 30, Subchapter A;
    6. Education Code 30.104;
    7. Education Code Chapter 34;
    8. Education Code Chapter 37, sections 37.006(l), .007(e), .011, .012, .013, and .020; and
    9. Education Code Chapter 39;
  2. Education Code Chapter 11, Subchapters A, C, D, and E, except that a district may be exempt from Education Code 11.1511(b)(5) and (14) and 11.162;
  3. Education Code Chapter 13;
  4. Education Code Chapter 41;
  5. Education Code Chapter 42;
  6. Education Code Chapter 44, sections 44.0011, .002, .003, .004, .0041, .005, .0051, .006, .007, .0071, .008, .009, .011, .0312, .032, .051, .052, .053, and .054;
  7. Education Code Chapter 45, sections 45.003, .0031, .005, .105, .106, .202, and .203; and
  8. Education Code Chapter 46.
  1. A requirement of a grant or other state program in which the district voluntarily participates;
  2. Duties that the statute applies to the execution of that power if a district chooses to implement an authorized power that is optional under the terms of the statute; and
  3. Requirements imposed by provisions outside the Education Code, including requirements under Government Code Chapter 822.

Adoption of Local Innovation Plan

  1. The final version of the proposed plan has been available on the district's website for at least 30 days;
  2. The board has notified the commissioner of the board's intention to vote on adoption of the proposed plan; and
  3. The district-level committee [see BQA] has held a public meeting to consider the final version of the proposed plan and has approved the plan by a majority vote of the committee members. The public meeting may occur at any time, including up to or on the same date at which the board intends to vote on final adoption of the proposed plan.

Notice to TEA

Term

Amendment, Rescission, or Renewal of Local Innovation Plan

Website Posting

Termination by Commissioner

Discretionary Termination

  1. A final unacceptable academic performance rating under Education Code 39.054;
  2. A final unacceptable financial accountability rating under Education Code 39.082; or
  3. A final unacceptable academic performance rating under Education Code 39.054 for one of the school years and an unacceptable financial accountability rating under Education Code 39.082 for the other school year.

Mandatory Termination

  1. A final unacceptable academic performance rating under Education Code 39.054;
  2. A final unacceptable financial accountability rating under Education Code 39.082; or
  3. Any combination of one or more unacceptable ratings Education Code 39.054 and one or more unacceptable ratings under Education Code 39.082.

No Appeal

Levelland ISD

AF(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 111

DATE ISSUED: 7/5/2018