District of Innovation
What do we know about the District of Innovation (DI) Opportunity?
HB 1842 was passed during the 84th Texas Legislative Session in Spring, 2015, and provides Texas public school districts the opportunity to be designated as Districts of Innovation.
Districts of Innovation may be exempted from a number of state statutes and will have:
- 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
- Empowerment to innovate and think differently.
HB 1842 provides New Waverly ISD with the opportunity to design a comprehensive education plan according to the needs and resources of our district while maximizing local control.