Bowie ISD Trustees receive District of Innovation Committee update

Bowie Independent School District trustees received an update on the District of Innovation planning process at its Monday meeting.
Trustees voted to move forward with pursuing the designation in March.
Superintendent Steven Monkres reported the DOI committee, which Curriculum Director Christie Walker called “the most vocal committee the district has had,” will meet again on April 24 to continue exploring options for the plan.
Monkres said from the committee’s first two meetings, there are five things they would like to include in the plan, including a more flexible district calendar.
The committee is considering a start date of Aug. 23, with more room for early release dates during the 2017-2018 school year.
Due to ongoing work on the DOI plan and calendar, the board approved two calendars for the new school year.

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