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VISION

A tradition of Excellence 

MISSION

The Pine Tree family champions the relentless pursuit of excellence through a compassionate and safe learning environment empowering all students to develop their unique passions and to make a positive impact in a global society.

 

CORE VALUES

We believe in: 

Lifelong Learning–We are a learning organization, where students are engaged and leaders grow. 

Innovation Through Collaboration–We foster a culture of innovation: working together, adapting to change. 

Trust & Safety–We provide a trusting and safe environment accountable to the highest standards and most effective tools. 

Respect–We respect each other, embracing diversity and global awareness.

  • HB 1842 was passed during the 84th Texas legislative Session in Spring 2015, and provides Texas public school districts the opportunity to be designated as a District of Innovation. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Texas Education Code Chapter 12A. 

    Districts of Innovation may be exempted from a number of state statutes and will have the following benefits:

    • Greater local control as the decision makers over the educational and instructional model for students:

    • Increased freedom and flexibility, with accountability, relative to state mandates that govern educational programming; and

    • Empowerment to innovate and think differently.

    Districts are not exempt from statutes including curriculum and graduation requirements and academic and financial accountability.

    The direction provided by this local Innovation Plan is a culmination of collaboration among community members, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. This plan was designed to facilitate the implementation of the District’s strategic plan which was adopted in April 2017. This plan provides an opportunity for the Pine Tree community to make local decisions on the best ways to educate our children. 

    • The District of Innovation Renewal Plan will become effective in June 2022 and will remain in effect for five years, through May 2027, unless terminated or amended earlier by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the law. The District Improvement Committee will monitor the effectiveness of the Plan and recommend to the Board of Trustees any suggested modifications to the Plan.
    • On February 13, 2017, the Pine Tree Independent School District’s Board of Trustees initiated the process by passing a Resolution to Adopt a District of Innovation in order to support innovation and improve student learning. On March 6, 2017, the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing for public discussion on whether the District should develop a local innovation plan for the designation of the District as a District of Innovation. With there being no objection from the hearing, the Board of Trustees supported the plan to create a District of Innovation Committee to begin researching and recommending a plan for approval. This Pine Tree ISD District of Innovation committee was approved by the Board of Trustees at the April 10, 2017, regular board meeting. The committee represents various stakeholders across the district including teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, instructional coaches, parents, campus administration, district administration, local higher education, and community members. The committee met initially in March and April 2017 to discuss and develop a plan. The District of Innovation plan followed the development of the Pine Tree ISD Strategic Plan. The options discussed and recommended for consideration in the District of Innovation plan support the goals and strategies of the Pine Tree ISD Strategic Plan.

      The District notified Commissioner Morath of its intent to file a plan with the Texas Education Agency after the April 10, 2017, Board of Trustees meeting.. The plan was posted on the District website for 30 days before being presented to the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees on May 8, 2017. The Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the updated plan on May 8, 2017. Pine Tree ISD notified the Texas Commissioner of Education of the District’s final District of Innovation Plan and the plan was submitted the approved plan to TEA on May 10, 2017 

    • On February 10, 2022 the District Improvement Committee met to discuss the District of Innovation Renewal Plan for 2022-2027. On February 14, 2022 the district notified the commissioner that the district’s Board of Trustees intention was to vote on the District of Innovation Renewal Plan. The Renewal Plan was posted to the district’s website on February 11, 2022. After the thirty day required posting to the district’s website, the District Improvement Committee held a public meeting on March 21, 2022. During the public meeting, a majority of committee members voted to approve the District of Innovation Renewal Plan that begins in June 2022 and will continue through May 2027. On March 21, 2022 the district’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the District of Innovation Renewal Plan. On March 22, 2022 the district posted the approved District of Innovation Renewal Plan to the district's website. On March 22, 2022 the district notified the commissioner that the district’s renewal plan had been approved by the district’s Board of Trustees.

  • DISTRICT GOALS

    Goal 1: All students will reach their full potential.

    Goal 2: All students will thrive in a global society.

    Goal 3: All students will discover and pursue their unique passions. 

     

    STRATEGIES

    Strategy 1: We will create a customized learning environment that ensures a culture of innovation.

    Strategy 2: We will maximize learning through the use of advanced resources and digital literacy.

    Strategy 3: We will boldly support the social and emotional needs of all students.

    Strategy 4: We will ensure student leadership is an integral part of our learning culture.

    Strategy 5: We will recruit, develop, support, and retain the highest quality staff. 

  • COMMITTEE MEMBERS
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    February 10, 2022

    District Improvement Committee Meeting to discuss District of Innovation Renewal Plan

     

    February 11, 2022

    Post Draft of District of Innovation Renewal Plan to the district website

     

    February 14, 2022

    District notified the commissioner of TEA the district's Board of Trustees intention to vote on a District of Innovation Renewal Plan

     

    March 21, 2022

    District Improvement Committee public meeting to approve District of Innovation Renewal Plan

     

    March 21, 2022

    Board of Trustees vote and approve the District of Innovation Renewal Plan for Pine Tree ISD.

     

    March 22, 2022

    The approved District of Innovation Renewal Plan submitted to Commissioner of TEA and posted to the district's website.