District of Innovation
What is a "District of Innovation"?
The District of Innovation concept was passed into law by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, which created Texas Education Code chapter 12A.
The law allows traditional independent school districts to access most of the flexibilities available to Texas' open enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Chapter 12A and Texas Education Agency (TEA) rules.
Stockdale ISD's District of Innovation Resolution
WHEREAS Education Code 12A.001 provides that a district is eligible for designation as a district of innovation if the district's most recent performance rating under Section 39.054 reflects at least acceptable performance, and that consideration of designation as a district of innovation may be initiated by a resolution adopted by the board of trustees of the district; and
Stockdale ISD's District of Innovation Plan
SISD began this process on January 9, 2017 when the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to consider designating our district as a district of innovation. A public hearing was held on February 6, 2017 to consider whether Stockdale ISD should develop a local innovation plan for the designation of our district as a district of innovation. The Board of Trustees appointed an innovation plan committee to develop a local innovation plan on February 6, 2017. The committee members included teachers, parents, community, as well as district and campus administrators.
Letters to the Commissioner of Education
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