District of Innovation
Passed in the 84th Legislative Session, House Bill 1842 allows school districts the opportunity to build flexibility into their operations and planning processes, including certain exemptions from provisions of the Texas Education Code.
On October 23, 2017, the Caldwell ISD Board of Trustees appointed the task of the District Education Improvement Council to study the possibility of becoming a District of Innovation and take advantage of the flexibility in operations to become an even better school district.
For more information about Districts of Innovation in general check out the information provided by the Texas Association of School Boards at https://www.tasb.org/Services/Legal-Services/TASB-School-Law-eSource/Governance/Districts-of-Innovation.aspx.
This page will be used to document our journey in becoming a District of Innovation.
Timeline for Innovation Plan
Board Resolution - October 23, 2017
Public Hearing - October 23, 2017
Appoint Innovative Plan Committee - October 23, 2017
Develop Innovative Plan - October 24, 2017 - January 31, 2018
30 day Public Review (Website Posting) - February 5, 2018 - March 8, 2018
Notification to TEA Commissioner - February 5, 2018
DEIC Final Approval - Tentative March 8, 2018
Board of Trustees Final Approval - March 26, 2018
Notification of Approval, Publish - March 27, 2018
DOI committee approval amendment recommendation - April 2, 2020
Board of Trustees Final Approval (amendment) - April 6, 2020