District of Innovation

House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session, provides the opportunity for Texas public school districts to pursue the designation of District of Innovation.  This allows local school districts to obtain exemptions from certain provisions of the Texas Education Code to allow more flexibility and local control for innovative programming.  On December 17, 2018, the Groesbeck Independent School District passed a Resolution to initiate the process of designation as a District of Innovation in order to increase local control over District operations and to support innovation and local initiatives to improve educational outcomes for the benefit of students in the community. 

On December 17, 2018, the GISD School Board held a Public Hearing to allow the public to learn more about the designation and provide feedback.  The GISD District Site-Based Committee, appointed by the School Board, includes parents, teachers, community leaders, and campus and district-level administrators who met to develop an initial draft of the Local Innovation Plan and approved the plan on January 15, 2019. The plan was posted online for public viewing and feedback on January 16, 2019, and remained online until February 19, 2019.  The committee recommended that the plan be presented to and recommended to the School Board for consideration.  The School Board adopted the plan on February 18, 2019.