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 proposed and adopted a local innovation plan Spring 2017. The current plan expires at the end of school year 2021-2022. The District has chosen to renew its local innovation plan and pursue an additional 5 years of flexibility to better serve our students.

On this page, you will find the timeline DeSoto ISD has laid out, for the original and updated plan, along with links to the current plan and the proposed renewed plan. Questions or comments about the renewed DOI plan can be shared at the link HERE.

 Timeline:
  • December 12, 2016 Board Resolution
  • January 27, 2017 Exploratory Committee Meeting
  • February 13, 2017 Board Public Hearing
  • February 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
  • January 11, 2022 DOI Renewal Committee Meeting
  • February 9, 2022 DOI Renewal Committee Meeting
  • March 3, 2022 DOI Renewal Committee Meeting
  • March 30, 2022 DOI Renewal Meeting – District Leadership Team
  • April 4, 2022 DOI Renewal Meeting – District Leadership Team
  • April 21, 2022 DOI Renewal Committee Meeting, Final
  • May 18, 2022 DEIC Public Meeting (5:30 pm - Belt Line Conference Center)
  • May 23, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting (Upcoming)
 
 
Documents
 
Board Resolution
District of Innovation Plan 2017-18
(Original Post March 9, 2017; Amended Post 9/7/17)
 
 Reference Materials