Districts of Innovation

H.B. 1842 (84th Session of the Texas Legislature) in part amended Chapter 12 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) to create Districts of Innovations. Districts are eligible for designation if certain performance requirements are met and the district follows certain procedures for adoption as outlined in Statute. The designation provides the district will be exempt from certain sections of the TEC that inhibit the goals of the district as outlined in the locally adopted Innovation Plan.

The term of the designation as a district of innovation may not exceed 5 years.

We encourage all districts to consult with their legal counsel regarding the effect of any exemption claimed. The Texas Education Agency does not have the authority to approve a district's innovation plan. However, the Agency retains the authority to engage in investigative, intervention and enforcement activities if the district is not in compliance with legal requirements for which an exemption cannot be claimed.

Resources

Districts of Innovation Overview 

TEC Chapter 12A, Districts of Innovation  

Adopted Commissioner's Rules - 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter JJ, Innovation District

Current Innovation Districts

The following districts have notified the TEA that they have adopted a local innovation plan and are designated as Innovation District. TEA does not have authority to approve or reject plans. Consequently, some plans may claim unallowable exemptions. If a district wishes to use any of these plans as a resource, the district should review each claimed exemption to make sure that the claimed exemption complies with the law and rules.

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 Abernathy ISD

 Alamo Heights ISD

 Albany ISD

 Alief ISD

 Alvin ISD

 Allen ISD

 Amarillo ISD

 Anahuac ISD

 Angleton ISD

 Aransas County ISD

 Argyle ISD

 Arlington ISD

 Arp ISD

 Austin ISD

 Avalon ISD

 Barbers Hill ISD

 Beeville ISD

 Bells ISD

 Belton ISD

 Big Spring ISD

 Birdville ISD

 Boles ISD

 Bovina ISD

 Boyd ISD

 Brazos ISD

 Breckenridge ISD  

 Bridge City ISD

 Bridgeport ISD

 Bronte ISD

 Brownsboro ISD

 Brownwood ISD

 Bryan ISD

 Bryson ISD

 Buffalo ISD

 Burkburnett ISD

 Burleson ISD

 Burnet ISD

 Bushland ISD

 Caddo Mills ISD

 Calallen ISD

 Campbell ISD

 Canton ISD

 Canyon ISD

 Carthage ISD

 Castleberry ISD

 Celeste ISD

 Celina ISD

 Channelview ISD

 Chapel Hill ISD

 Childress ISD

 China Spring ISD

 Chisum ISD

 Clarendon CISD

 Clarksville ISD

 Claude ISD

 Clear Creek ISD

 Coahoma ISD

 Collinsville ISD

 Colorado ISD

 Columbia-Brazoria ISD

 Comfort ISD

 Commerce ISD

 Como-Pickton CISD

 Conroe ISD

 Coppell ISD

 Comstock ISD

 Crandall ISD

 Crosby ISD

 Crawford ISD

 Crowell ISD

 Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD

 De Leon ISD

 DeKalb ISD

 Deer Park ISD

 Decatur ISD

 Denton ISD

 Dickinson ISD

 Dimmitt ISD

 Dodd City ISD

 Dripping Springs ISD

 Dumas ISD

 Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD

 Eanes ISD

 East Bernard ISD

 El Paso ISD

 Elgin ISD

 Ennis ISD

 Era ISD

 Eula ISD

 Everman ISD

 Farmersville ISD

 Farwell ISD

 Ferris ISD

 Floresville ISD

 Forney ISD

 Fort Bend ISD

 Fort Worth ISD

 Fort Stockton ISD

 Friendswood ISD

 Friona ISD

 Frisco ISD

 Galena Park ISD

 Ganado ISD

 Garland ISD

 Georgetown ISD

 Godley ISD

 Graford ISD

 Graham ISD

 Granbury ISD

 Grand Prairie ISD

 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

 Greenwood ISD

 Gregory-Portland ISD

 Groom ISD

 Gruver ISD

 Gunter ISD

 Gustine ISD

 Guthrie CSD

 

 

 Hallsburg ISD

 Hamilton ISD

 Hamlin ISD

 Hardin-Jefferson ISD

 Harlingen CISD

 Harrold ISD

 Harts Bluff ISD

 Haskell ISD

 Hedley ISD

 Hemphill ISD

 Henrietta ISD

 Highland Park ISD

 Hillsboro ISD  

 Holliday ISD

 Honey Grove ISD

 Hooks ISD

 Hudson ISD 

 Huffman ISD

 Hughes Springs ISD

 Humble ISD

 Huntington ISD

 Huntsville ISD

 Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

 Hutto ISD

 Industrial ISD

 Iowa Park ISD

 Ira ISD

 Jarrell ISD

 Jefferson ISD

 Joshua ISD

 Karnack ISD

 Karnes City ISD

 Katy ISD

 Kaufman ISD

 Keene ISD

 Keller ISD

 Kemp ISD

 Kennard ISD

 Kennedale ISD

 Kerens ISD

 Knippa ISD

 Knox City-O’Brien CISD

 La Joya ISD

 La Porte ISD

 La Vernia ISD

 Lackland ISD

 Lake Dallas ISD

 Lake Travis ISD

 Lampasas ISD

 Lazbuddie ISD

 Leary ISD

 Lefors ISD

 Leonard ISD

 Liberty ISD

 Liberty-Eylau ISD

 Little Elm ISD

 Lone Oak ISD

 Lorena ISD

 Los Fresnos CISD

 Lytle ISD

 

 Mabank ISD

 Malta ISD

 Manor ISD

 Mansfield ISD

 Marion ISD

 Mart ISD

 Martin's Mill ISD

 Maypearl ISD

 Memphis ISD

 Menard ISD

 Merkel ISD

 Mexia ISD

 Milano ISD

 Millsap ISD

 Mineola ISD

 Mineral Wells ISD

 Montgomery ISD

 Moody ISD

 Morton ISD

 Mount Pleasant ISD

 Muleshoe ISD

 Mumford ISD

 Munday CISD

 Murchison ISD

 Nazareth ISD

 New Boston ISD

 New Summerfield ISD

 Newton ISD

 Normangee ISD

 North Lamar ISD

 Northside ISD

 Oglesby ISD

 Olfen ISD

 Olney ISD

 Ore City ISD

 Palestine ISD

 Palmer ISD

 Pampa ISD

 Panther Creek CISD

 Paradise ISD

 Paris ISD

 Pearland ISD

 Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD

 Pittsburg ISD

 Plainview ISD

 Plano ISD

 Pleasant Grove ISD

 Point Isabel ISD

 Port Aransas ISD

 Port Neches-Groves ISD

 Pottsboro ISD

 Prairiland ISD

 Princeton ISD

 Prosper ISD

 Reagan County ISD

 Red Lick ISD

 Red Oak ISD

 Redwater ISD

 Riesel ISD

 Richardson ISD

 Rivercrest ISD

 Roby CISD

 Roscoe Collegiate ISD

 Rotan ISD

 Round Rock ISD

 Roxton ISD

 Rusk ISD

 S and S CISD

 Sam Rayburn ISD

 San Antonio ISD

 San Saba ISD

 Sanford-Fritch ISD

 Sanger ISD

 Schleicher County ISD

 Sealy ISD

 Sherman ISD

 Silverton ISD

 Skidmore-Tynan ISD

 Slidell ISD

 Slocum ISD

 Splendora ISD:

 Spring Branch ISD

 Spring ISD

 Springlake-Earth ISD

 Stafford MSD

 Stephenville ISD

 Sterling City ISD

 Stockdale ISD

 Sulphur Springs ISD

 Sunnyvale ISD

 Sweeny ISD

 Tahoka ISD

 Taylor ISD

 Terrell ISD

 Texarkana ISD

 Tomball ISD

 Trenton ISD

 Trinidad ISD

 Troup ISD

 Turkey-Quitaque ISD

 United ISD

 Van Alstyne ISD

 Van ISD

 Valley View ISD

 Victoria ISD

 Waco ISD

 Wellington ISD

 Wellman-Union ISD

 Westphalia ISD 

 Whitesboro ISD

 Whitewright ISD

 Whitney ISD

 Willis ISD

 Windthorst ISD

 Winters ISD

 Wolfe City ISD

 Wortham ISD

 Wylie ISD

 Wylie ISD (221912)

 Zavalla ISD

For questions regarding a specific district innovation plan, please contact the district directly.

  Accreditation & School Improvement
Phone: (512) 463-5899
Email: Accred@tea.texas.gov