Innovation may require stepping outside of the current regulations and policies that the Ministry of Education has in place for the K-12 education system. A school, district or independent school authority may apply to have a regulation or policy waived for a specific period of time in order to have more latitude to implement an innovative practice.
For example, you may wish to implement a different reporting structure for students, or look at assessment alternatives.
Your proposal should make reference to the regulation(s) or policies that may need to be waived; this would require further discussion with the Ministry of Education should you be selected into the Innovation Partnership.
Proposals cannot seek waivers or exemptions for terms negotiated through applicable collective agreements, as neither the IPWG nor the Ministry of Education have authority to waive provisions of the agreements in place.