Posted Date: 04/07/2017
During the 84th Legislative Session, HB 1842 was passed in order to provide more local control in certain areas for public education school districts. HB 1842 provides Texas public school districts the opportunity to be designated as a District of Innovation. With this designation, LISD will be able to utilize the exemptions in Education Law to which charter schools currently are entitled. The district believes this is a great opportunity to create a plan based on our local needs that will grant opportunities for greater local control, increased flexibility governing education programming, and empowerment to innovate and think differently for the students, faculty, and community we serve. Districts are not exempt from statutes related to curriculum standards, graduation requirements, nor academic and financial accountability.
To view and comment on the Livingston ISD District of Innovation Plan, go to this link: livingstonisd.com/plan