• District of Innovation Timeline

    Date

    Action

    Description

    1/25/17

    DEIC Input

    The board of trustees adopts a resolution or a petition is signed by a majority the members of the DEIC to consider becoming a district of innovation.  We will be asking the DEIC for their input. 

    2/8/17

    Public Hearing

    A public hearing is held for public input.

    2/8/17

    Adopt Resolution

    The board of trustees adopts a resolution. 

    2/8/17

    Appoint a District Level Advisory Committee (DAC)

    The board of trustees will appoint a district level advisory (DAC) committee to develop a plan on innovation. 

    2/9/17

    Develop Plan of Innovation

    DAC develops a plan of innovation in accordance with TEC, 12A.003. 

    2/15/17

    Vote on Adoption of DOI Plan

    DEIC/DAC approves the plan of innovation by majority vote. 

    2/16/17

    Post Online for 30 Calendar Days

    Plan of Innovation is posted on the Splendora ISD website for 30 calendar days. 

    2/16/17

    Notify Commissioner

    The Commissioner of Education is notified the same day the plan is posted online. 

    3/20/17

    Public Hearing to Consider Final Plan

    DAC holds a public meeting to consider the final plan. (Can occur on the same day the board votes on final adoption.) 

    3/20/17

    Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

    The plan is approved by the board of trustees. 

    3/21/17

    Notify Commissioner of Approval of the plan.

    Complete TEA’s form. 


    The term of a district's designation as a district of innovation may not exceed five calendar years and is effective upon district approval and notification of the plan to the Texas Education Agency.

    A local innovation plan must be developed for a school district before the district may be designated as an Innovation District. A local plan must provide for a comprehensive educational program for the district, which may include:

    • Innovative Curriculum
    • Instructional Methods
    • Community Participation
    • Governance of Campuses
    • Parental Involvement
    • Modifications to the school day or year
    • Provisions regarding the district budget and sustainable program funding
    • Accountability and assessment measures that exceed the requirements of state and federal law; and
    • Any other innovations prescribed by the board of trustees.