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The Texas Legislature during the 84th Legislative Session passed House Bill (HB) 1842, which provides the opportunity for Texas public schools to be designated as Districts of Innovation.

Districts of Innovation may be exempted from a number of state statutes and will allow a local school district to consider pursuing specific innovations in curriculum, instruction, governance, parent or community involvement, school calendar, budgeting, or other local district concepts and ideas.   HB 1842 allows for a local public school district to develop a plan which may have greater local control and the ability to gain exemption from many Texas Education Code requirements.

The Districts of Innovation legislation provides for a local public school district to develop a plan which includes exemptions from many of the state laws that are not applicable to open enrollment school districts (charter schools).  

Attached is the purposed renewal of the RISD District of Innovation Plan.  

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Mr. Wyatt at 432-693-2461 or swyatt@rankinisd.net.  

RISD DOI - Renewal Plan

5/16/2022 - 6/16/2022