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District publishes revised District of Innovation Plan [March 1, 2017]

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.  It will remain online until April 20, 2017. The District Advisory committee will meet 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 meeting will be open to the public for further comments. After receiving EIC approval, the recommendation will be made by the committee that the plan be presented to the School Board for consideration and approval.  The plan will be considered for adoption by the Board of Trustees on April 10, 2017.