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

DOI Process FAQ

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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  Abbott ISD 

 Abernathy ISD

 Abilene ISD

 Academy ISD

 Adrian ISD

 Agua Dulce ISD

 Alamo Heights ISD

 Albany ISD

 Aldine ISD

 Alice ISD

 Alief ISD

 Allen ISD

 Alpine ISD

 Alto ISD

 Alvarado ISD

 Alvin ISD

 Alvord ISD

 Amarillo ISD

 Anahuac ISD

 Angleton ISD

 Anna ISD

 Anson ISD

 Anthony ISD

 Apple Springs ISD

 Aquilla ISD

 Aransas County ISD

 Archer City ISD

 Argyle ISD

 Arlington ISD

 Arp ISD

 Aspermont ISD

 Athens ISD

 Atlanta ISD

 Aubrey ISD

 Austin ISD

 Avalon ISD

 Avery ISD

 Avinger ISD

 Axtell ISD

 Azle ISD

 Ballinger ISD

 Bangs ISD

 Banquete ISD

 Barbers Hill ISD

 Bastrop ISD

 Bay City ISD

 Beaumont ISD

 Beckville ISD

 Beeville ISD

 Bellevue ISD

 Bells ISD

 Belton ISD

 Benavides ISD

 Benjamin ISD

 Big Sandy ISD

 Big Spring ISD

 Birdville ISD

 Blackwell CISD

 Blanco ISD

 Bland ISD

 Bloomburg ISD

 Blooming Grove ISD

 Blue Ridge ISD

 Blum ISD

 Boerne ISD

 Boles ISD

 Boling ISD

 Bonham ISD

 Booker ISD

 Bosqueville ISD

 Bovina ISD

 Bowie ISD

 Boyd ISD

 Brackett ISD

 Brazos ISD

 Brazosport ISD

 Breckenridge ISD

 Bremond ISD

 Brenham ISD

 Bridge City ISD

 Bridgeport ISD

 Brock ISD

 Bronte ISD

 Brookesmith ISD

 Brooks County ISD

 Brownfield ISD

 Brownsboro ISD

 Brownsville ISD

 Brownwood ISD

 Bruceville-Eddy ISD

 Bryan ISD

 Bryson ISD

 Buena Vista ISD

 Buffalo ISD

 Bullard ISD

 Buna ISD

 Burkburnett ISD

 Burkeville ISD

 Burleson ISD

 Burnet ISD

 Burton ISD

 Bushland ISD

 Bynum ISD

 Caddo Mills ISD

 Calallen ISD

 Caldwell ISD

 Calhoun County ISD

 Callisburg ISD

 Calvert ISD

 Cameron ISD

 Campbell ISD

 Canadian ISD

 Canton ISD

 Canyon ISD

 Carlisle ISD

 Carroll ISD

 Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD

 Carthage ISD

 Castleberry ISD

 Cayuga ISD

 Cedar Hill ISD

 Celeste ISD

 Celina ISD

 Center ISD

 Center Point ISD

 Centerville ISD (145902)

 Centerville ISD (228904)

 Channelview ISD

 Channing ISD

 Chapel Hill ISD (225906)

 Cherokee ISD

 Chester ISD

 Chico ISD

 Childress ISD

 Chillicothe ISD

 China Spring ISD

 Chireno ISD

 Chisum ISD

 Christoval ISD

 Cisco ISD

 City View ISD

 Clarendon CISD

 Clarksville ISD

 Claude ISD

 Clear Creek ISD

 Cleburne ISD

 Cleveland ISD

 Clifton ISD

 Clint ISD

 Clyde ISD

 Coahoma ISD

 Coleman ISD

 College Station ISD

 Collinsville ISD

 Colmesneil ISD

 Colorado ISD

 Columbia-Brazoria ISD

 Columbus ISD

 Comanche ISD

 Comfort ISD

 Commerce ISD

 Community ISD

 Como-Pickton CISD

 Comstock ISD 

 Connally ISD

 Conroe ISD

 Cooper ISD

 Coppell ISD

 Copperas Cove ISD

 Corrigan-Camden ISD

 Corsicana ISD

 Coupland ISD

 Covington ISD

 Crandall ISD

 Crane ISD

 Crawford ISD

 Crockett County CCSD

 Crosby ISD

 Crosbyton CISD

 Cross Roads ISD

 Crowell ISD

 Crowley ISD

 Cuero ISD

 Culberson County Allamoore ISD

 Cumby ISD

 Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD

 Dalhart ISD

 Dallas ISD  

 Danbury ISD

 Darrouzett ISD

 Dawson ISD

 Dayton ISD

 De Leon ISD

 Decatur ISD  

 Deer Park ISD  

 DeKalb ISD

 Denison ISD

 Denton ISD

 Denver City ISD

 DeSoto ISD

 Detroit ISD

 Devers ISD

 Dew ISD

 Deweyville ISD

 Dickinson ISD

 Dilley ISD

 Dimmitt ISD

 Dodd City ISD

 Douglass ISD

 Dripping Springs ISD

 Dublin ISD

 Dumas ISD

 Duncanville ISD

 Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD

 Eanes ISD

 East Bernard ISD

 Eastland ISD

 Ector County ISD

 Ector ISD

 Eden CISD

 Edgewood ISD (015905)

 Edgewood ISD (234903) 

 Edna ISD

 El Campo ISD

 El Paso ISD

 Elgin ISD

 Elkhart ISD

 Elysian Fields ISD

 Ennis ISD

 Era ISD

 Etoile ISD

 Eula ISD

 Eustace ISD

 Evadale ISD

 Evant ISD

 Everman ISD

 Ezzell ISD

 Fabens ISD

 Fairfield ISD

 Falls City ISD

 Fannindel ISD

 Farmersville ISD

 Farwell ISD

 Fayetteville ISD

 Ferris ISD

 Flatonia ISD

 Florence ISD

 Floresville ISD

 Floydada ISD

 Forestburg ISD

 Forney ISD

 Forsan ISD

 Fort Bend ISD

 Fort Elliott CISD

 Fort Hancock ISD

 Fort Sam Houston ISD

 Fort Stockton ISD

 Fort Worth ISD

 Franklin ISD

 Frankston ISD

 Fredericksburg ISD

 Frenship ISD

 Friendswood ISD

 Friona ISD

 Frisco ISD

 Frost ISD

 Fruitvale ISD

 Gainesville ISD

 Galena Park ISD

 Galveston ISD

 Ganado ISD

 Garland ISD  

 Garner ISD

 Gary ISD

 Gatesville ISD

 Gause ISD

 George West ISD

 Georgetown ISD

 Giddings ISD

 Gladewater ISD

 Glasscock County ISD

 Glen Rose ISD

 Godley ISD

 Gold-Burg ISD

 Goldthwaite ISD

 Goliad ISD

 Gonzales ISD

 Goodrich ISD

 Gorman ISD

 Graford ISD

 Graham ISD

 Granbury ISD

 Grand Prairie ISD

 Grandview ISD

 Grapeland ISD

 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

 Greenville ISD

 Greenwood ISD

 Gregory-Portland ISD

 Groom ISD

 Groveton ISD

 Gruver ISD

 Gunter ISD

 Gustine ISD

 Guthrie CSD

 

 

 

 Hallettsville ISD

 Hallsburg ISD

 Hallsville ISD

 Hamilton ISD

 Hamlin ISD

 Happy ISD

 Hardin ISD

 Hardin-Jefferson ISD

 Harlingen CISD

 Harmony ISD

 Harper ISD

 Harrold ISD

 Hartley ISD

 Harts Bluff ISD

 Haskell ISD

 Hawley ISD

 Hedley ISD

 Hemphill ISD

 Henderson ISD

 Henrietta ISD

 Hereford ISD

 Hico ISD

 Higgins ISD

 Highland ISD

 Highland Park ISD (057911)

 Highland Park ISD (188903)

 Hillsboro ISD  

 Hitchcock ISD

 Holliday ISD

 Hondo ISD

 Honey Grove ISD

 Hooks ISD

 Howe ISD

 Hubbard ISD (019913)

 Hubbard ISD (109905)

 Huckabay ISD

 Hudson ISD 

 Huffman ISD

 Hughes Springs ISD

 Hull-Daisetta ISD

 Humble ISD

 Huntington ISD

 Huntsville ISD

 Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

 Hutto ISD

 Idalou ISD

 Industrial ISD

 Ingram ISD

 Iola ISD

 Iowa Park CISD

 Ira ISD

 Iraan-Sheffield ISD

 Irion County ISD

 Irving ISD

 Italy ISD

 Itasca ISD

 Jacksboro ISD

 Jarrell ISD

 Jayton-Girard ISD

 Jefferson ISD

 Jim Hogg County ISD

 Joaquin ISD

 Johnson City ISD

 Joshua ISD

 Jourdanton ISD

 Judson ISD

 Junction ISD

 Karnack ISD

 Karnes City ISD

 Katy ISD

 Kaufman ISD

 Keene ISD

 Keller ISD

 Kelton ISD

 Kemp ISD

 Kenedy ISD

 Kennard ISD

 Kennedale ISD

 Kerens ISD

 Kerrville ISD

 Kilgore ISD

 Kirbyville CISD

 Klein ISD

 Klondike ISD

 Knippa ISD

 Knox City-O’Brien CISD

 Kopperl ISD

 Kress ISD

 Krum ISD

 La Gloria ISD

 La Grange ISD

 La Joya ISD

 La Porte ISD

 La Vega ISD

 La Vernia ISD

 Lackland ISD

 Lago Vista ISD

 Lake Dallas ISD

 Lake Travis ISD

 Lake Worth ISD  

 Lamesa ISD

 Lampasas ISD

 Lancaster ISD

 Laneville ISD

 LaPoynor ISD

 Laredo ISD

 Latexo ISD

 Lazbuddie ISD

 Leander ISD

 Leary ISD

 Lefors ISD

 Leon ISD

 Leonard ISD

 Levelland ISD

 Leverett's Chapel ISD

 Lewisville ISD

 Lexington ISD

 Liberty Hill ISD

 Liberty ISD

 Liberty-Eylau ISD

 Lindale ISD

 Linden-Kildare CISD

 Lindsay ISD

 Lipan ISD

 Little Elm ISD

 Littlefield ISD

 Livingston ISD

 Llano ISD

 Lockhart ISD

 Lockney ISD

 Lohn ISD

 Lometa ISD

 Lone Oak ISD

 Loop ISD

 Loraine ISD

 Lorena ISD

 Los Fresnos CISD

 Lovejoy ISD

 Lovelady ISD

 Lubbock ISD

 Lubbock-Cooper ISD

 Lueders-Avoca ISD

 Lufkin ISD

 Lumberton ISD

 Lytle ISD

 

 Mabank ISD

 Magnolia ISD

 Malakoff ISD

 Malone ISD

 Malta ISD

 Manor ISD

 Mansfield ISD

 Marathon ISD  

 Marble Falls ISD  

 Marion ISD

 Mart ISD

 Martin's Mill ISD

 Mason ISD

 Mathis ISD

 Maud ISD

 May ISD

 Maypearl ISD

 McCamey ISD

 McGregor ISD

 McKinney ISD

 McLean ISD

 McLeod ISD

 McMullen County ISD

 Meadow ISD

 Memphis ISD

 Menard ISD

 Merkel ISD

 Mesquite ISD

 Mexia ISD

 Meyersville ISD

 Miami ISD

 Midland ISD

 Midlothian ISD

 Midway ISD (161903)

 Milano ISD

 Mildred ISD

 Milford ISD  

 Miller Grove ISD

 Millsap ISD

 Mineola ISD

 Mineral Wells ISD

 Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD

 Montague ISD

 Montgomery ISD

 Moody ISD

 Morgan Mill ISD

 Morton ISD

 Motley County ISD

 Moulton ISD

 Mount Calm ISD

 Mount Enterprise ISD

 Mount Pleasant ISD

 Mt. Vernon ISD

 Muenster ISD

 Muleshoe ISD

 Mullin ISD

 Mumford ISD

 Munday CISD

 Murchison ISD

 Navarro ISD

 Nazareth ISD

 Neches ISD

 Nederland ISD

 New Boston ISD

 New Caney ISD

 New Deal ISD

 New Diana ISD

 New Home ISD

 New Summerfield ISD

 New Waverly ISD

 Newcastle ISD

 Newton ISD

 Nixon-Smiley CISD

 Nocona ISD

 Normangee ISD

 North East ISD

 North Hopkins ISD

 North Lamar ISD

 Northside ISD (244905)

 Nueces Canyon CISD

 Nursery ISD

 O'Donnell ISD

 Oakwood ISD

 Odem-Edroy ISD

 Oglesby ISD

 Olfen ISD

 Olney ISD  

 Olton ISD

 Orangefield ISD

 Ore City ISD

 Overton ISD

 Paint Creek ISD

 Paint Rock ISD

 Palacios ISD

 Palestine ISD

 Palmer ISD

 Palo Pinto ISD

 Pampa ISD

 Panhandle ISD

 Panther Creek CISD

 Paradise ISD

 Paris ISD

 Pasadena ISD

 Patton Springs ISD

 Pawnee ISD

 Pearland ISD

 Pearsall ISD

 Peaster ISD

 Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD

 Penelope ISD

 Perrin-Whitt CISD

 Perryton ISD

 Petersburg ISD

 Petrolia CISD

 Pettus ISD

 Pewitt CISD

 Pflugerville ISD

 Pilot Point ISD

 Pine Tree ISD

 Pittsburg ISD

 Plainview ISD

 Plano ISD

 Pleasant Grove ISD

 Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD

 Point Isabel ISD

 Ponder ISD

 Port Aransas ISD

 Port Arthur ISD

 Port Neches-Groves ISD

 Post ISD

 Poth ISD

 Pottsboro ISD

 Prairie Valley ISD

 Prairiland ISD

 Presidio ISD

 Priddy ISD

 Princeton ISD

 Pringle-Morse CISD

 Prosper ISD

 Queen City ISD

 Quinlan ISD

 Quitman ISD

 

 

 Ralls ISD

 Randolph Field ISD

 Rankin ISD

 Reagan County ISD

 Red Lick ISD

 Red Oak ISD

 Redwater ISD

 Ricardo ISD

Rice CISD

 Rice ISD

 Richardson ISD

 Richland Springs ISD

 Riesel ISD

 Rio Vista ISD

 Rising Star ISD

 River Road ISD

 Rivercrest ISD

 Riviera ISD

 Robert Lee ISD

 Robinson ISD

 Robstown ISD

 Roby CISD

 Rochelle ISD

 Rockdale ISD

 Rocksprings ISD

 Rockwall ISD

 Rogers ISD

 Ropes ISD

 Roscoe Collegiate ISD

 Roosevelt ISD

 Rosebud-Lott ISD

 Rotan ISD

 Round Rock ISD

 Roxton ISD

 Royse City ISD

 Rule ISD

 Rusk ISD

 S and S CISD

 Sabinal ISD

 Sabine ISD

 Sabine Pass ISD

 Saint Jo ISD

 Sam Rayburn ISD

 San Angelo ISD

 San Antonio ISD

 San Augustine ISD

 San Felipe Del Rio ISD 

 San Saba ISD

 Sands CISD

 Sanford-Fritch ISD

 Sanger ISD

 Santa Anna ISD

 Santa Fe ISD  

 Santa Gertrudis ISD

 Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD

 Schleicher County ISD

 Schulenburg ISD

 Scurry-Rosser ISD

 Sealy ISD

 Seguin ISD

 Seminole ISD

 Seymour ISD

 Shamrock ISD

 Shelbyville ISD

 Sheldon ISD

 Shepherd ISD

 Sherman ISD

 Shiner ISD

 Sidney ISD

 Silverton ISD

 Simms ISD

 Skidmore-Tynan ISD

 Slaton ISD

 Slidell ISD

 Slocum ISD

 Smithville ISD

 Smyer ISD

 Snyder ISD

 Sonora ISD

 South San Antonio ISD

 South Texas ISD

 Southwest ISD

 Spearman ISD

 Splendora ISD:

 Spring Branch ISD

 Spring Creek ISD

 Spring Hill ISD  

 Spring ISD

 Springlake-Earth ISD

 Springtown ISD

 Spur ISD

 Spurger ISD

 Stafford MSD

 Stamford ISD

 Stanton ISD  

 Stephenville ISD

 Sterling City ISD

 Stockdale ISD

 Stratford ISD

 Sudan ISD

 Sulphur Bluff ISD

 Sulphur Springs ISD

 Sundown ISD

 Sunnyvale ISD

 Sunray ISD

 Sweeny ISD

 Sweet Home ISD

 Sweetwater ISD

 Tahoka ISD

 Tarkington ISD

 Tatum ISD

 Taylor ISD

 Teague ISD

 Temple ISD

 Tenaha ISD

 Terrell County ISD

 Terrell ISD

 Texarkana ISD  

 Texas City ISD

 Texline ISD

 Thorndale ISD

 Thrall ISD

 Three Rivers ISD

 Throckmorton ISD

 Tidehaven ISD

 Tioga ISD

 Tolar ISD

 Tom Bean ISD

 Tomball ISD

 Tornillo ISD

 Trent ISD

 Trenton ISD

 Trinidad ISD

 Troup ISD

 Tulia ISD

 Turkey-Quitaque ISD

 Tyler ISD

 Union Grove ISD

 Union Hill ISD

 United ISD

 Uvalde CISD

 Valentine ISD

 Valley Mills ISD

 Valley View ISD  

 Van Alstyne ISD

 Van ISD

 Vega ISD

 Venus ISD

 Veribest ISD

 Vernon ISD

 Victoria ISD

 Vysehrad ISD

 Waco ISD

 Waelder ISD

 Wall ISD

 Walnut Bend ISD

 Warren ISD

 Waskom ISD

 Water Valley ISD

 Waxahachie ISD

 Weatherford ISD

 Weimar ISD

 Wellington ISD

 Wellman-Union ISD

 Wells ISD

 West Hardin CCISD

 West ISD

 West Orange-Cove CISD

 West Sabine ISD

 Westhoff ISD

 Westphalia ISD

 Westwood ISD

 Wharton ISD

 Wheeler ISD

 White Deer ISD

 White Oak ISD

 White Settlement ISD

 Whiteface CISD

 Whitehouse ISD

 Whitesboro ISD

 Whitewright ISD

 Whitharral ISD

 Whitney ISD

 Wichita Falls ISD

 Wildorado ISD

 Willis ISD

 Wills Point ISD

 Wimberley ISD

 Windthorst ISD

 Wink-Loving ISD

 Winnsboro ISD

 Winters ISD

 Woden ISD

 Wolfe City ISD

 Woodsboro ISD

 Woodson ISD

 Woodville ISD

 Wortham ISD

 Wylie ISD (043914)

 Wylie ISD (221912)

 Yantis ISD

 Yoakum ISD

 Yorktown ISD

 Zapata County ISD

 Zavalla ISD

 Zephyr ISD

 

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

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