“We are already implementing many innovative practices within our district,” Hamby said.
At their meeting Thursday night, members of the Trigg County Board of Education unanimously allowed Hamby to apply for that certification. Hamby said that a push in recent years to develop charter schools has led to the option of letting districts apply for the new status, which will allow them to waive some state regulations.
A couple of years ago, the district didn’t qualify for District of Innovation status because of some omissions in the application – namely, there were no waiver requests. Both Hamby and Burcham told board members that they are reworking the application to meet qualification criteria.
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