A District of Innovation (DOI) is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842 that gives traditional independent school districts unique educational opportunities by allowing most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Texas Education Code Chapter 12A.
The MISD Board adopted the district’s first DOI plan on March 27, 2017, effective June 1, 2017, to support the district's Strategic Plan. The plan may have a term of up to five years. However, in keeping with Millsap ISD’s philosophy of best practices, the plan was reviewed and amended in 2018. On February 25, 2019 the Board approved the 2019 DOI Committee, and the DOI meeting was held on March 21, 2019 at which the committee unanimously voted in favor of the draft with one amendment. The draft plan was posted on March 22, 2019 to begin the 30-day comment period. The District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) and public meeting will be held on April 29, 2019 for comment and approval. If approved, the MISD Board of Trustees will consider the plan on May 20, 2019.
To view the Proposed 2019 Innovation Plan please CLICK HERE