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District of Innovation Info & Professional Development Dates
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Cowan Parents - Starting August 20, 2018 the following changes will be made for the Bowie Vertical Team.
All Bowie Vertical Team Elementary Schools (Baldwin, Baranoff, Clayton, Cowan, Kiker, and Mills) will begin at 7:40 a.m. each day.

Students will be counted tardy if not in classrooms by 7:40 a.m. Students will be released each day at 3:00 p.m.

Bailey and Gorzycki start time and end time will remain the same. 
Bowie High School start time and end time will remain the same.

Why you ask?

Because.. Austin ISD has become a District of Innovation (DOI), a designation that allows schools to adjust their schedules and calendars to meet the needs of the school community. As part of the DOI, the Bowie Vertical Team submitted a proposal to change the official start time of their Elementary Schools and provide extra professional development days for our teachers for all our campuses.

Cowan will be CLOSED to students for these additional Professional Development Days on the following - 

September 24, 2018

January 3, 2019

January 4, 2019

February 15, 2019 

The Bowie DOI plan was discussed with the members of each school’s Campus Advisory Committee as well as community members and staff. The proposal was then submitted and approved by AISD’s leadership team.

Please see the letter linked below from Ms. Warnken which outlines this plan in more detail.


District of Innovation Info Letter

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