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DPS Innovation Public Schools

  • Innovation schools were established through the Innovation Schools Act

  • Innovation schools are District-managed schools that have the ability to seek waivers of select District policies, State Statutes, and/or Collective Bargaining Agreement provisions with the goal of encouraging schools and districts to design and implement innovative practices in a wide variety of areas for the purpose of improving student outcome

  • All waived policies require a replacement policy that ensures schools are complying with the original intent and meeting minimum requirements

  • Common District policy waivers include curriculum, schedule, and composition of the Collaborative school committee

  • Common State Statute waivers include calendar and hiring processes.

  • Common waivers from the DCTA collective bargaining agreement include schedule, hiring, and dismissal procedures

  • All CO school innovation plans are available at:

All DPS Innovation Public Elementary Schools
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