District of Innovation Timeline
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.
A public hearing is held for public input.
The board of trustees adopts a resolution.
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.
Develop Plan of Innovation
DAC develops a plan of innovation in accordance with TEC, 12A.003.
Vote on Adoption of DOI Plan
DEIC/DAC approves the plan of innovation by majority vote.
Post Online for 30 Calendar Days
Plan of Innovation is posted on the Splendora ISD website for 30 calendar days.
The Commissioner of Education is notified the same day the plan is posted online.
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.)
Plan Approved by Board of Trustees
The plan is approved by the board of trustees.
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.