Things to Know About the District of Innovation Opportunity in Splendora ISD
Splendora ISD Board of Trustees' vision is to provide an educational setting where every student is empowered to be: self motivated, confident, an adaptable learner, a critical thinker, and a productive citizen.
On January 25, 2017 the District Educational Improvement Council will meet to explore the opportunity for Splendora ISD to become a 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.