If you have additional questions, please contact us at email@example.com. In order to ensure that the application process is as transparent and fair as possible, Digital Promise will only accept questions through firstname.lastname@example.org during the application process and will post the question anonymously, and our response, to the FAQ section on the application website.
Any public school district superintendent in the United States* is qualified to apply on behalf of their district.
Please note that at this time we are only accepting new member applications from public school districts, but we are always working to actively engage other types of education agencies in the League’s work, so we’d love to stay in touch. You can stay updated on Digital Promise and the League by signing up to receive our monthly action reports.
*Note: U.S. Department of Defense Education Authority districts are eligible to apply.
Attending your first League meeting is critical to the on-boarding process for new members. If you are unable to attend the next meeting (the fall 2016 League meeting is November 2-4 in Baltimore, MD), please defer your application until the following year.
Digital Promise believes that all districts should have the opportunity to apply to the League – no matter their financial situation. If your district is selected as a finalist, please notify us during the interview process of your financial situation. The League Advisory Committee will assess the situation on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, districts that have applied to the League in previous application rounds may re-apply.
Both. The superintendent applies to join the League on behalf of the district and attends biannual League meetings on behalf of the district. Superintendents are invited to bring an additional district leader to the League meetings and other district leaders are invited to participate in League working groups.
Because League membership is a combination of the superintendent and district, please review the following two questions to learn about policies that govern situations of superintendent turnover.
If a current League superintendent retires, or otherwise vacates his/her position, the new superintendent can reapply for membership in the next application round. In the interim period, the district remains a member of the League and is invited to participate in League opportunities and activities, but will not be represented at the biannual League meetings.
If a current League superintendent accepts a job at a district that is not a member of the League, that superintendent can reapply for membership with his or her new district as part of the next application round.
While there is not a formal threshold, districts that have diversity both within the district and relative to other districts already in the League have strong potential impact as a League member. Factors such as proximity to other districts in the League and economic status of the district are taken into account in the selection criteria. That said, re-applying and showing progress on technology and innovation initiatives since the previous application demonstrates a strong commitment to the League and is also taken into consideration.
We understand certain state policies may affect availability of statistical or ranking information. Please provide any related information, and the context for its lack of availability.
For this particular component, we are asking for a clerical assistant or point of contact who would be of help in scheduling and logistics.
The membership to the League belongs to the superintendent and therefore the superintendent needs to apply. You may help him/her in filling out the application, but the superintendent applies to join the League on behalf of the district and attends biannual League meetings on behalf of the district. Superintendents are invited to bring an additional district leader to the League meetings and other district leaders are invited to participate in League working groups. However, there is the expectation that the superintendent attends every League meeting.