Irving Independent School District

Irving ISD Pursues Designation as District of Innovation


    District of Innovation District of Innovation (DoI) 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 the Texas Education Code chapter 12A. 


    Irving ISD has chosen to explore and pursue this opportunity for flexibility to create new opportunities in order to better serve our students. On the district’s DoI webpage, you will find the timeline IISD has laid out along with links to presentations, meeting agendas, materials and minutes, as well as resources provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.


    Parents, staff, community and business leaders are cordially invited to attend one of the three scheduled public meetings about the District of Innovation process and draft proposal of Irving ISD’s local plan of innovation. 

    District administrators will share the proposed plan and take questions, comments, and/or considerations from the public. The District of Innovation Advisory Committee will take these comments under consideration. 

    The dates and times of the meetings are as follows: 




    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    4:00-5:00 PM

    Administration Building

    2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving 75062

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    6:30-7:30 PM

    Administration Building

    2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving 75062

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    5:00-6:00 PM

    Administration Building

    2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving 7506

    The first public meeting, held on March 2, 2017, will be video recorded and posted on the district’s DoI webpage, Following the March 2, 2017 meeting and posting of the video, employees and community members will have an opportunity to submit questions, comments and considerations online. From the questions received, a “Frequently Asked Questions” documents will be created and shared on that same webpage. In addition, a voice hotline will be established on March 2, 2017, for those wishing to leave a message with their questions, comments and considerations. 


    For more information about the District of Innovation process in Irving ISD, please contact Associate Superintendent of Academic Services Dr. Adam Grinage or Division Director of Student Support Services Dr. Laina McDonald.

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  • *All meetings will take place at the Irving ISD Administration Building, 2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062.

    ^The District Improvement Committee is a standing committee comprised of Board-appointed parents, community and business leaders as well as staff-voted teachers, counselors and other district employees.

    **The Superintendent’s Solutions Council is a standing committee comprised of the Teachers of the Year for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years from each school. 

    Members of the public may attend the District Advisory Committee meetings; however the committee members will develop the innovation plan as outlined in House Bill 1842. 

    More information at the Texas Education Agency website.

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