Dallas ISD Office of Transformation and Innovation
  • Public School Choice(PSC) 7.0

    Timeline Summary



    PSC 7.0 Timeline Details

    June 2020:

    Application Process Opens

    Release of the:

    Letter of Intent (LOI)

    PSC 7.0 Letter of Intent- Innovation(Neighborhood) School  

    PSC 7.0 Letter of Intent- Transformation(Start-up) School

    Public School Choice(PSC) 7.0 Proposal template

    PSC 7.0 Proposal template-Innovation(Neighborhood) School 

    PSC 7.0 Proposal template-Transformation & Transformation Replication


    June-Sept. 2020:

    Exploratory Meetings

    Voluntary exploratory meetings. During this time, the Office of Transformation and Innovation is available to schedule initial meetings with potential Applicant Teams regarding the Public School Choice process.

    Please contact Shakeatha Butler (Director, Office of Transformation and Innovation) for more information: shakbutler@dallasisd.org / (972) 925-3419.

    September 4, 2020:


    Letter of Intent(LOI) Due 

    PSC 7.0 LOI- Innovation ; PSC 7.0 LOI-Transformation

    LOIs are required from all Applicant Teams to be eligible to submit a proposal in the PSC 7.0 process. Letters of Intent are due by 11:59 p.m. 

    SUBMIT your completed LOI here


    Sept. - Dec. 2020


    Proposal Development and Support Sessions
    • Series of virtual and, when possible, face-to-face workshops about the proposal design and development process for applicant teams.
      • September 9, 2020
      • September 21, 2020
      • September 30, 2020
      • October 14, 2020
      • October 26, 2020
      • November 11, 2020
      • November 30, 2020

                   Dates subject to change. 

    Note: During this time, Applicant Teams will also be able to receive individual support on their draft proposal from the Dallas ISD Office Transformation and Innovation. Individual sessions will need to be booked in advance and will depend on availability.

    Please contact Shakeatha Butler (Director, Office of Transformation and Innovation) for more information: shakbutler@dallasisd.org / (972) 925-3419.

    January  5, 2021:


    Final Proposal Due: 

    Innovation Proposal template ; Transformation Proposal template

    • Due by 11:59 p.m.
    • Submission instructions will be provided to applicant teams who have met the minimum session attendance requirement. 
    • Note: Final submissions must follow the required proposal guidelines and requirements and should include: (1) Copy of submitted Letter of Intent; (2) Completed Proposal; and (3) Attachments.

    Jan.- Feb. 2021:

    Proposal Scoring and Selections Rounds

    • School Choice Committee (SCC) convenes to review and score written proposals.
    • SCC interviews Applicant Teams who pass the Written Review Round.
    • Superintendent's Panel reviews SCC recommendations and makes final selection.

    Note: All Applicant Teams will be made aware of their status by the end of February 2021.

    Feb. - August 2021:

       Planning Runway Begins for Approved PSC 7.0 Proposals

    • Innovation Schools and Innovation Pilots begin planning for an August 2021 launch.
    • Transformation and Transformation Replication schools may or may not require a year of planning. 

    The Office of Transformation and Innovation will provide intensive, individualized support during the planning period.