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Published Jan. 4, 2017


The District of Innovation concept was passed into law by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, which created Texas Education Code Chapter 12A.

The law allows traditional independent school districts to access most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Chapter 12A.

A local school district may want to pursue specific innovations in curriculum, instruction, governance, parent or community involvement, school calendar, budgeting, or other ideas. An innovation plan also allows a school district to gain exemption from many Texas Education Code requirements.

The Board of Trustees of the Alvin Independent School District will conduct a Public Hearing in accordance with Section 13.051, Texas Education Code, to hear public comment regarding Alvin ISD becoming a District of Innovation. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the Administration Building at 301 East House Street, Alvin, Texas 77511. The public is invited to provide input.

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