TRANSFORMATION SCHOOLS

  • Unlike prior iterations of Public School Choice, Applicant Teams are not required to have a proposed principal in order to submit a proposal. For example, a successful Applicant Team for a Transformation School could potentially only include a team of teachers who will use the planning year (under district guidelines) to search for/select their founding principal.
     
  • Applying leadership teams should have at least three and no more than five people. At least three individuals (including the Lead Applicant) must plan to work full-time at the campus.
     
  • For in-district Applicant Teams: proposed principal (if included part of the Applicant Team) must possess or obtain (1) a valid Texas administrative certificate/credential prior to launch, (2) have a successful track record at a school site within an administrative role, and (3) make it out of the Dallas ISD principal selection process.
     
  • For out-of-district and/or mixed Applicant Teams: proposed principal (if included part of the Applicant Team) must possess or obtain the required (1) Texas administrative certificate/credential prior to launch, (2) have a successful track record at a school site within an administrative role, and (3) make it out of the Dallas ISD principal selection process.
     

INNOVATION SCHOOLS

  • Only an existing Dallas ISD neighborhood school leadership team can apply for its current school. Current principal must serve as the “Lead Applicant.”
     
  • Six people who work at the campus must be on the Applicant Team, including the principal and two current classroom teachers
     
  • Applicant Teams for Innovation Schools are required to have their Executive Director endorse their Letter of Intent in order to be eligible to apply

Disclaimer:  other out-of-district educators who are currently not Dallas ISD employees, must also comply with the district's selection processes and contractual requirements (i.e. salary) for various roles (e.g. assistant principals, coaches, teachers, etc.)

 

NOTE: APPLICANT TEAM REQUIREMENTS FOR CHOICE SCHOOL PROPOSALS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE LEADING UP TO THE LAUNCH OF EACH APPLICATION PERIOD