Currently, the University of Virginia School Turnaround Program (UVA-STP) staff are preparing to conduct District Readiness Assessments (DRAs) in order to determine a school district’s preparedness to engage in the turnaround initiative. Presently, three districts (Laredo ISD, San Antonio ISD, and Uvalde ISD) are scheduled to participate in the DRAs during the months of June–July 2014. As each district’s DRA is completed, UVA-STP staff will analyze the data and share findings with the DTLI team. Based on this analysis, TEA may also consider inviting additional districts to participate in the initiative. In order to help maintain momentum for the initiative before the spring boot camp, the DTLI team agreed that the UVA-STP would implement a transition, or pre-launch plan with the districts selected for participation. The plan includes the following components: conducting a pre-boot camp session, selecting and leveling schools by priority for participation, identifying needs, creating talent management strategies for supporting personnel, changing how central office is perceived by community at large, creating and implementing a district office to support the initiative, establishing high-functioning professional learning communities, and training and coaching district shepherds to facilitate and monitor the change process. Finally, TEA and TXCC staff are investigating the use of an online platform for communicating progress of the initiative to regional education service centers, practitioners in the field, and other stakeholders.