District of Innovation
HB 1842 was passed during the 84th Texas Legislative Session in spring 2015. This bill provides Texas public school districts the opportunity to be designated as Districts of Innovation. To access these flexibilities a school district must adopt a District of Innovation Plan.
Taking advantage of some of the flexibilities allowed within the DOI status will allow Magnolia ISD to have greater local control over operations, flexibility to support local initiatives for educational programs for student success, as well as more opportunities for staff professional development.
The Magnolia ISD plans features innovation with:
- Modified school calendar, and
- Flexibility to offer additional health insurance options for employees.