District of Innovation
A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, effective immediately, that gives traditional independent school districts 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.
HEB ISD’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution on September 12, 2016, initiating the process of considering the District of Innovation designation for HEB ISD.We formed a committee including teachers, parents, students, and local community members.The District of Innovation Committee evaluated the items proposed for the plan and formed the final Local Innovation Plan. The Plan was approved by the District of Innovation Committee and the Board of Trustees on January 23, 2017.