Bryan ISD remains committed to meeting the needs of every student while supporting the staff. Therefore, it was determined that the increased flexibility and opportunities afforded by the District of Innovation status was imperative to maintain. Consequently, the original members of the Local Innovation Committee and replacements as applicable were convened in January 2021 to review the Local Innovation Plan to consider the renewal process. It was determined that the plan would be renewed “as is” with the exception of updating the plan to include current Board Goals, Guiding Principles, and changing the language for the Class Size and Student Teacher Ratios (K-4) specific to the kindergarten pilot at Crockett Elementary. The committee agreed that while the class size statutory exemption was not currently in use, the District would maintain this waiver in the event it may be used in the future. Further, the committee agreed that the plan would not specifically state Crockett Elementary to allow for the possibility of the pilot type program to occur at a different campus.
The Bryan ISD District of Innovation Plan Renewal was approved by the District Educational Improvement Committee on Thursday, March 11, 2021, and the Bryan ISD Board of Trustees on Monday, March 29, 2021. Next, the plan will go to the Texas Education Agency.