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 had a term of up to five years. However, in keeping with Millsap ISD’s philosophy of best practices, the plan was reviewed and amended. The MISD Board of Trustees approved the amended plan on May 20, 2019.
On June 13, 2022, once again, the Millsap ISD Board of Trustees passed a District of Innovation Resolution allowing the district to explore the opportunity of becoming a District of Innovation. Following the adopted resolution, a public hearing was held to consider whether the district should develop an innovative plan. Finally, the Board of Trustees approved the District Educational Improvement Committee as the District of Innovation Committee. The District of Innovation Committee met, reviewed, and approved the proposed Millsap ISD 2022 Innovation plan, on June 14, 2022. The MISD Board of Trustees adopted the DoI plan on August 1, 2022.
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