School Development

Innovation School Planning

What is an Innovation School?


…“each  school district board of education is strongly encouraged to delegate to each public school a high degree of autonomy in implementing curriculum, making personnel decisions, organizing the school day, determining the most effective use of resources …to meet the needs of the population of students it serves…

    (b) to encourage intentionally diverse approaches to learning and education within individual school districts;
    (c) to improve educational performance through greater individual school autonomy and managerial flexibility;
    (e) to encourage innovation in education by providing local school communities and principals with greater control over levels of staffing, personnel selection and evaluation, scheduling, and educational programming with the goal of achieving improved student achievement;
    (f) to encourage school districts and public schools to find new ways to allocate resources, including through implementation of specialized school budgets, for the benefit of the students they serve; and
    (g) to hold public schools that receive greater autonomy under this article accountable for student  academic achievement…”

What is an Innovation Plan?

School Design

  • A strategic plan for a school designed around a mission and vision:
  • School Quality Framework (Culture, Leadership, Educational Program, Teaching, Governance)

Waivers and Replacement Policies

  • District Policies
  • CBA Articles
  • State Statutes

For more information, contact:

Joe Amundsen
(720) 423-2585