House Bill (HB) 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session, permits Texas public school districts to become Districts of Innovation and to obtain exemption from certain provisions of the Texas Education Code. On February 21, 2017, the Deer Park Independent School District's Board of Trustees passed a resolution to adopt a District of Innovation Plan to increase local control over District operations and to support innovation and local initiatives. The adoption of this plan seeks to increase the District's flexibility in order to improve educational outcomes for the benefit of students and the community.
The plan was posted online for public viewing and feedback on March 1, 2017, and it was revised on March 21, 2017. The District Advisory committee met to consider feedback received and make final adjustments to the plan before presenting it to the DPISD Education Improvement Committee (EIC) at 4:15 p.m. on April 4, 2017 at the Education Support Center. At that time. The EIC approved the plan, which was presented to the School Board for consideration and approval on April 10, 2017.
To view the District of Innovation Plan, click here.