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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 the Texas Education Code chapter 12A. (TASB)

Mansfield ISD has chosen to explore and pursue this opportunity for flexibility to create new opportunities for and better serve our students. On this page, you will find the timeline MISD has laid out along with links to informative presentations, agendas of public meetings, and resources provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.

Local Innovation Plan

The updated District of Innovation plan was unanimously approved by the board of trustees on May 25, 2021 and will go into effect on July 1.A public meeting of the District Advisory Committee was held on April 15, 2021 to discuss and vote on an updated District of Innovation (DOI) Local Innovation Plan. The following amended plan was approved by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

MISD Local Innovation Plan    MISD Certification Exemptions

Our Implementation Timeline

Date TImeline details
February 2, 2016 MISD Board of Trustees Meeting // Presentation - Introduction of District of Innovation Concept
February 23, 2016 MISD Board of Trustees Meeting // Presentation -  Process & Committee Makeup
March 29, 2016

MISD Board of Trustees Meeting // Board Meeting Agenda

  • Public Hearing on the designation of MISD as a District of Innovation under House Bill 1842
  • Business Item Requiring Board Action: Resolution declaring MISD a District of Innovation under House Bill 1842
  • Business Item Requiring Board Action: Approval of District of Innovation District Advisory Committee
April 5, 2016 District Advisory Committee Meeting // Agenda | Presentation - Why a District of Innovation?
April 12, 2016 District Advisory Committee Meeting // Agenda | Presentation - Exploring Exemptions
April 14, 2016 Plan Development Subcommittee
April 21, 2016 Plan Development Subcommittee
May 3, 2016 District Advisory Committee Meeting // Agenda
May 9, 2016

Proposed District of Innovation Plan (Posting for 30 Days)

May 24, 2016 MISD Board of Trustees Meeting // Presentation - Proposed District of Innovation Plan
June 7, 2016 District Advisory Committee Meeting (Public Meeting) // Agenda | Vote on Proposed District of Innovation Plan
June 23, 2016 Letter Addressing Tourism Industry Concerns
June 28, 2016

MISD Board of Trustees Meeting

  • Business Item Requiring Board Action: Board Vote Concerning Proposed MISD District of Innovation Plan
June 29, 2016 Submission of Letter to Commissioner of Education
February 28, 2018 Proposed Amended Plan Posted
April 11, 2018 Public meeting held to discuss and vote on the DOI Proposed Local Innovation Plan
April 24, 2018 Amended Local Innovation Plan approved by the Board of Trustees
December 15, 2020 MISD Board of Trustees Meeting // Presentation - District of Innovation Update
 
  • The presentation reviewed the District of Innovation concept resulting from House Bill 1842 during the 84th Legislative Session and provided an overview of the district’s current plan.
December 16, 2020 A new committee was formed to review and study the plan and any additional exemptions to consider.
March 4, 2021 District Advisory Committee Meeting // Agenda | Meeting Minutes
March 25, 2021 District Advisory Committee Meeting // Agenda | Meeting Minutes
April 15, 2021 District Advisory Committee Meeting // Agenda | Meeting Minutes
April 22, 2021

Updated District of Innovation Plan (Posting for 30 Days)

  • Existing plan expires in June 2021. Committee approved updated plan on April 15.
May 25, 2021 Updated plan unanimously approved by board of trustees
MISD District of Innovation Plan (New plan will be in effect July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2026)