Regarding Districts of Innovation.
So then what do you think of this? I came across it quite by
accident when doing a little more research on DOI.
This one here is specific about the concerns:
Certified educators in a DOI that opts to exempt itself from TEC
Ch. 21 will no longer have a legal right to a contract.
Certified educators in a DOI may or may not be given any due
process before negative employment action is taken due to an
allegation against them.
Educators in a DOI that exempts itself from TEC 22.003 will no
longer have a right to paid leave under state law.
Educators in a DOI that exempts itself from TEC 21.003 will no
longer have to be certified to hold their position. This means
that a principal in a DOI may have no education experience, and
the teacher across the hall may be uncertified. It also means
that a teacher employed by the DOI may be reassigned to a new
position for which the teacher is not certified and may be
required to obtain certification as a condition of keeping her
Duty-free lunch and planning time during the school day will no
longer be guaranteed in a DOI that exempts itself from TEC 21.404
TEC 37.002. This means that a teacher in such a district will no
longer have a statutory right to send a student to the office or
request the removal of a disruptive student.
There will be no set start time for the school year (TEC
25.0811), no set length for the school year, and no set
instructional day in DOIs that exempt themselves from TEC 25.081
While a DOI may make it much easier for the district to terminate
an employment contract, if it chooses to provide one at all, a
DOI can still choose to hold an educator bound by the contract
and file a complaint to the State Board for Educator
Certification if the educator leaves before the end of the
Parents could lose the right to prohibit the videotaping or
audiotaping of their children, if the DOI exempts itself from TEC
On 1/23/17, Paris wrote:
> Districts can set start dates as itt is as long as they have
> the minimum number of days of instruction. There are
> even districts that played with 4/10 week plans.
> Districts can have whatever committees they want.
> True, but there were always waivers for special magnet
> On 1/14/17, AW to Paris wrote:
>> Perhaps, but it allows your district to make other
>> such as:
>> start date
>> district committees
>> As I understand it, the district had to be rated
>> or higher to apply for the "district of innovation."
>> On 1/08/17, Paris wrote:
>>> Another branding of STEAM.
>>> On 1/07/17, AW wrote:
>>>> I have heard that some districts are doing this. What
>>> do you
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