Create A New School

2022-2023 SCHOOL ACTION FUND

Applications are due  May 9, 2022
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Create a New School Designed to Meet a Need in the Community

The district can design and manage the new school or choose a partner organization to lead an ECE campus. New schools will provide research-based, ESF-aligned model, use high-quality instructional materials, and hire new leadership and staff who are empowered to achieve success. Districts may open the school in an existing facility one grade at a time or in a new building.
Create a new school

Benefits

Expand existing options to offer students innovative and evidence-based new school models or programs.
Access additional resources and funding to support new schools.
New schools have an evidence-based track record of success in improving outcomes.
Partner managed

District-Managed

  • Analyze community demand and design the learning environment that best suits their unique needs
  • New schools use coherent and research-based school models that families want, need, and deserve
  • Designed to meet specific community needs and serve the district’s most vulnerable students
District managed

ECE Partnership

  • Increase high-quality ECE seats, increase funding for ECE programming, and strengthen the pipeline of students enrolling in district schools
  • Expand options in your district by partnering with a high-quality ECE organization
  • Create a collaborative effort between the district and partner to meet the needs of families and students
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District-Managed Spotlight:  Lubbock ISD

Lubbock's new Office of Innovation's annual analysis of schools and community needs demonstrated that improving middle schools was a district priority.  Through engagement with stakeholders, the team learned that there was demand for STEM-focused middle school options. LISD selected an entrepreneurial school leader who further engaged community members in order to design the new school. The district had the the vision, capacity, and leadership to manage a new school, utilizing support from external STEM program experts. McCool Academy opened in August 2020 as LISD's newest magnet middle school. 

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Create a New District-Managed School

Learn more about creating a new district-managed school, including benefits, how to plan and implement, and an example of this action.

Create a New District-Managed School

Learn more about creating a new district-managed school, including benefits, how to plan and implement, and an example of this action.