District of Innovation

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 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 the Texas Education Code chapter 12A. (TASB)

DeSoto ISD has chosen to explore and pursue this opportunity for flexibility to create new opportunities for and better serve our students. On this page, you will find the timeline DeSoto ISD has laid out along with links to informative presentations, agendas of public meetings, and resources provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.

  •  Dec. 12, 2016   Board Resolution
  • Jan. 27, 2017  Exploratory Committee Mtg.
  • Feb. 13, 2017  Board Public Hearing
  • Feb. 16, 2017  DoI Committee Meeting, subcommittees
  • March 2, 2017  DoI Committee Meeting, draft
  • March 9, 2017  DoI Committee Meeting, final 
  • March 27, 2017  Board Public Hearing
  • April 10, 2017  Board Vote
Board Resolution
District of Innovation Plan 2017-18
(Original Post March 9, 2017; Amended Post 9/7/17)
 Reference Materials