Irving ISD Pursues Designation as 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.
The first of three public meetings was held on March 2, 2017, and was video recorded. A recording of the meeting has been placed on this webpage.
A voicemail hotline and dedicated email address have been established for those wishing to leave a message with their questions, comments and considerations. The DoI voicemail hotline may be reached at 972-600-5412 and emails may be sent to DoI@irvingisd.net. Those wishing to speak to someone directly may leave their contact information and a district administrator will follow-up as soon as possible. From the questions received, a “Frequently Asked Questions” documents has been created and placed on this webpage. Also, if a Spanish-speaking person would like to visit with someone about the DoI plan, they may call 972-600-5412 to make a request. A district official will review the plan in Spanish.
For more information about the District of Innovation process in Irving ISD, please contact Associate Superintendent of Academic Services Dr. Adam Grinage or Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership and Development Dr. Laina McDonald.