Midland I.S.D. to vote on District of Innovation exemptions

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A big decision is coming for the Midland Independent School District on Monday.

At a school board meeting taking place at Bowie Elementary at 5:30 p.m, the school board will vote on a list of exemptions from the Texas Education Code that have been proposed by a school board selected committee in a move to register the Midland Independent School District as a District of Innovation.

Though, before any decision is made, the school board will have to weigh feedback from the public regarding their committee's selection of exemptions that was made public 30 days ago.

Midland officials say that the distinction gives the district's staff such as principals and teachers more local control over education to fit their needs.

The committee's current plan has seven exemptions ranging from an earlier start date for students, class size, and teacher certifications.

For the full list of exemptions and what that school board committee says they will mean to the district visit https://sites.google.com/midlandisd.net/midlandonthemove/district-of-innovation/district-of-innovation-plan

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