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District of Innovation Timeline

District of Innovation Timeline





DEIC Input

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


Public Hearing

A public hearing is held for public input.


Adopt Resolution

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. 


Notify Commissioner

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. 


Notify Commissioner of Board Approval of Amendment

Preclusion from providing alternative Uniform Group Coverage Program once the program of coverages under Chapter 1579 Insurance Code is implemented.


Notify Commissioner of Intent to Renew

2022-2027 District of Innovation Plan is placed on website and intended adoption date is February 28, 2022.


Board Meeting Approved Adoption of Renewal Plan

 The renewal plan was presented to the Board of Trustees at their February meeting.


Notify Commissioner of Board's Approval

The Commission was notified that the Board approved the 2022-2027 District of Innovation Plan

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.