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