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District of Innovation

TEC Chapter 12 A

Adopted Commissioner's Rules

District of Innovation

The District of Innovation (DOI) is a concept passed by the 84th Texas Legislature through House Bill (HB) 1842 that gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to open enrollment charter schools, including exemption from many requirements mandated in the Texas Education Code.

As a District of Innovation, Muenster ISD will have:

  • Greater local control as the decision makers over the educational and instructional model for students;
  • Increased freedom and flexibility, with accountability, relative to state mandates that govern educational programming; and
  • Power to innovate and think differently.

HB 1842 does not allow for exemptions form statues including curriculum and graduation requirements or academic and financial accountability.