Districts of innovation – Removing Barriers

Working with system partners and state legislators, we and partners from local school districts identified outdated policy and statutory requirements for K-12 districts as a substantial barrier to the innovation and improvement that the Achieve model was founded on. Working closely with our business partners, policy makers, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, we were able to facilitate a new method for granting waivers from unnecessary statutes. This new and novel approach, dubbed the Wisconsin Districts of Innovation, was unveiled jointly by the Department of Public Instruction and Achieve Brown County at Foth in Ledgeview this month.