District of Innovation
A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, effective immediately, that gives traditional independent school districts additional flexibilities such as Greater Local Control as the decision makers over the educational and instructional model for students, Increased Freedom and Flexibility with accountability, relative to state mandates that govern educational programming, and the empowerment to be Innovative and Think Differently. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Texas Education Code chapter 12A.
The Process and Timeline
|December 12, 2016||San Angelo Independent School District’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution to initiate the process of designation as a District of Innovation.|
|January 16, 2017||
The district will hold a public hearing to provide an overview of the process, concepts, and benefits of such designation.
Following the public hearing, the Board of Trustees shall appoint a District of Innovation Committee with the charge to begin the process of drafting a local innovation plan.
|January 19, 2017||Present and discuss District of Innovation with the District Site-Based Committee.|
|January 25, 2017||District of Innovation Committee Meeting, SAISD Board Room (4:00-5:30)|
|February 8, 2017||District of Innovation Committee Meeting, SAISD Training Room (4:00-5:30)|
|April 6, 2017||Present District of Innovation Plan to District Site-Based Committee|
|April 10, 2017||Present District of Innovation Plan to Board of Trustees|
|April 12, 2017||District of Innovation Committee Meeting, SAISD Training Room (4:00-5:30)|
|April 17, 2017||Board of Trustees take action to notify the Commission of Education of its intent to become a District of Innovation|
|April 18 - May 18, 2017||Post District of Innovation Plan on Website (30 days)|
|May 22, 2017||Board of Trustees take action on the District of Innovation Plan|
|June 5, 2017||File District of Innovation Plan with Texas Education Agency|
San Angelo ISD District of Innovation Plan
Download the following document to learn more about the District of Innovation plan and process.