• District of Innovation

    The District of Innovation concept, passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open-enrollment charter schools. According to the Texas Association of School Boards, some of the items the district may choose to be exempt from include but are not limited to:

    • Uniform start date
    • Minimum minutes of instruction
    • Class size ratio
    • The 90 percent attendance rule
    • Teacher certification

    Learn more about Districts of Innovation at the TEA website.

    On Monday, May 23, the GCISD Board of Trustees gave the administration approval to pursue a District of Innovation designation.

Announcements

Timeline

  • 11/17/16 - Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)

    10/13/16 - Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)

    9/15/16 - Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)

    05/23/16 - GCISD Board of Trustees approved the administration to pursue the designation of a District of Innovation.

    05/23/16 - GCISD Board of Trustees approved the District of Innovation committee.

    04/25/16 - GCISD Board of Trustees approved the District of Innovation Resolution a​s part of the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, which gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, the district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in the Texas Education Code.

Last Modified on February 27, 2017