District of Innovation


HB 1842 was passed during the 84th Texas legislative Session in spring 2015, and provides flexibilities to Texas public school districts designated as a District of Innovation. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Texas Education Code Chapter 12A.

Districts of Innovation may be exempted from a number of state statutes and will have:

  • Greater local control as the decision makers over the educational and instructional model for students;
  • Increased freedom and flexibility, with accountability, relative to state mandates that govern educational programming; and
  • Empowerment to innovate and think differently.

Districts are not exempt from statutes including curriculum and graduation requirements and academic and financial accountability.

Any questions, concerns or comments can be sent to Tommy Brown at [email protected]


The Alvarado ISD Board of Trustees appointed a District Advisory Committee. The Committee met on February 16, 21 and 28 to draft a Local Innovation Plan. The following plan will be introduced at the April 10 Board meeting:

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