Dothan City Schools held a public hearing Monday night, discussing the Alabama State Department of Education's Innovation Zone and Flexibility Application.
The plan allows certified teachers from out of state to work in the school system without having to complete Alabama's certification process.
Monday night's hearing is part of the process of getting waiver approved by the state.
A finalized decision will be presented to the board within the next two weeks for approval. Afterwards the board has until March of next year to submit the application to the state.