The Colorado Independent School District (CISD) is a public school district in Texas that serves 940 students in 5 schools. Minority enrollment in the district is 70%. The district has received support from 11 people from Texas and 7 people from other states. The term non-public school applies to private, parochial, and independent schools that provide education to children of compulsory school age.
Neither the State Board of Education nor any local board of education has jurisdiction over the internal affairs of any non-state parochial or independent school in Colorado. A Colorado child who is six years old on or before August 1 of each year and who is under the age of seventeen must attend public school, an independent or parochial school that offers a basic academic education, or receive instruction at home. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) accredits its school districts and grants them the authority to accredit public schools located within their boundaries. Schools in districts that primarily serve students of color receive substantially less state and local support than similar districts that serve primarily white students.
The CISD has been successful in providing quality education to its students. The teachers have funded 5 projects at DonorsChoose, and the district has received support from people from both within and outside of Texas. This demonstrates the commitment of the district to providing a quality education for its students. In conclusion, Colorado does have successful independent school districts.
These districts are accredited by the CDE and provide quality education to their students. The CISD is an example of a successful independent school district that has received support from both within and outside of Texas.