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District of Innovation - Plan Available

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Lake Worth ISD is in the process of submitting an application to become a District of Innovation. The Board of Trustees considered the subject during the regular meeting on Monday, March 27, 2017. The board unanimously adopted a resolution initiating the process. Immediately after adopting the resolution, the board held a public hearing to provide an opportunity for anyone to speak for or against the matter. No one chose to speak.

 

After closing the public hearing, the board passed a motion to name a committee to develop Lake Worth ISD's District of Innovation plan. The following members were named to the committee:

  • Francis Anderson - Teacher, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • Darla Avery - Counselor, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • Deborah Baez - Assistant Principal, Effie Morris Elementary School
  • Tiffany Bates - Teacher, M.J. Miller Elementary School
  • Craig Beasley - Principal, Marine Creek Elementary School
  • Debora Bedford - Teacher, Marine Creek Elementary School
  • Krisitn Breeding - Teacher, Marine Creek Elementary School
  • Terri Brosius - Teacher, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • Sheri Callaway - Teacher, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • Becky Campbell - Executive Director, Business Services
  • Cristina Chen - Director, Special Services
  • Robbin Church - Teaching & Learning Coach
  • Elizabeth Clayton - Director, Career and Technical Education
  • Kacie Coker - Parent
  • Cassandra Darst - Executive Director, Student and Operational Services
  • Roy Deaver - ESL Coordinator, Lucyle Collins Middle School
  • Mary Diaz - Assistant Principal, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • John Emshoff - Assistant Principal, Lake Worth High School
  • Alisha Foster - Teacher, Lake Worth High School
  • Zeida Galan - Parent
  • Amy Graves - Teacher, Lake Worth School
  • Kathy Harmon - Principal, Lucyle Collins Middle School
  • John Hebert - Superintendent
  • Jeanette Hernandez - Counselor, Lake Worth High School
  • Donna Hutson - President, Board of Trustees
  • Bob Koerner - Principal, Lake Worth High School
  • Courtney Lasater - Teacher, Marine Elementary School
  • Lisa Lineberry - Teacher, M.J. Miller Elementary School
  • Carol Maitland - Teaching & Learning Coach
  • Cara Malone - Executive Director, Teaching & Learning
  • Brent McClain - Principal, M.J. Miller Elementary School
  • Karen Miller - Principal, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • Eric Moore - Principal, Effie Morris Elementary School
  • Evelyn Patton - Teacher, Effie Morris Elementary School
  • Maribel Pulido - Parent
  • Brian Smith - Teacher, N.A. Howry Intermediate School
  • Jessica Smith - Teacher, Marine Creek Elementary School
  • Bobby Sullivan - Director, Human Resources
  • Gwen Steele - Teaching & Learning Coach
  • Soraya Valles - Parent
  • Darryl Vrazel - Assistant Principal, Lucyle Collins Middle School
  • Elisha Woodson - Teacher, Lake Worth High School
  • Jacinda Wright - Teacher, Marine Creek Elementary School
 

The committee appointed by the Board of Trustees has drafted a plan that seeks flexibility in the areas of school calendar, teacher certification, class size, instructional minutes, attendance for credit, and probationary contracts. The recommended term of the Plan is five years, beginning with the 2017-18 school year and concluding with the 2023-24 school year, unless terminated or amended earlier by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the law. The proposed plan is available for review:

 

Lake Worth ISD District of Innovation Plan

 

The District of Innovation concept, passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, gives traditional independent school districts some flexibility with regard to certain state mandates. The district can choose which flexibilities best suit local needs. Flexibilities may include such things as school start date, allowing industry experts to serve as instructors in specialized Career and Technical Education courses, etc.

 
 



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