The Office of Transformation and Innovation (OTI) has kicked off the Public School Choice 4.0 Proposal Process.
Through this process, educators have the opportunity to create high-quality, best-fit options for Dallas ISD students to realize their full academic potential. The past Public School Choice competitive proposal processes have ushered in schools ranging from those that anchor teaching and learning under a Personalized Learning model to a Leadership school to schools driven by a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) framework.
Twenty-six interested applicants submitted Letters of Intent to OTI on Sept. 7. Of those, 18 were submitted for Innovation Schools, Choice Pilot Programs and Rotation Enrichment Programs, and 8 were submitted for Transformation and Replication Schools.
All candidates are currently participating in Proposal Support Workshops, which focuses on the design and development process. Each of these sessions have been crafted to provide teams with support and guidance as they embark on developing and writing their proposals. Workshop topics include Family & Community Engagement, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and School Design & Data Analysis. The deadline for submitting final proposals is Dec. 19, and participation in the workshops is a requirement.
During the month of January, applications will undergo the full review process, which begins with a Written Review Round. Teams will then have a face-to-face interview with the School Choice Committee. The final phase is the Superintendent’s Panel Review.
The full PSC 4.0 Proposal cycle will conclude during the 2nd week of February, when applicant teams are notified about their selection status. Selected Transformation Schools will then begin planning for an August 2019 launch, while selected Innovation Schools will begin planning for an August 2018 launch.