District of Innovation

District of Innovation

A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, effective immediately, that gives traditional independent school districts 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 Texas Education Code chapter 12A.


2022 - 2027 | Renewal

A public hearing regarding the District of Innovation Renewal will be held on May 23, 2022 at 4:30 PM at the Castleberry ISD Administration Building as part of the DEIC meeting.


2017 - 2022 | Initial Plan Adoption

On February 13, 2017 the Castleberry ISD Board of Education adopted a resolution to begin the process of declaring eligibility to become a District of Innovation.

The district held a public hearing at a Special Board Meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 5:30 pm in the Gary S. Jones Administration Building Board room.

The District of Innovation Committee was approved and conducted the first meeting February 28, 2017 at 4:15 pm. The DOI committee made a majority vote to continue the DOI process.

The adopted District of Innovation Plan and meeting minutes are linked below.