District of Innovation
District of Innovation Plan
House Bill 1842, passed in the 84th Texas Legislative Session, provides an unprecedented opportunity for Texas public school districts to challenge the status quo. As a District of Innovation, Taylor ISD will be able to implement our Strategic Plan with the increased flexibility and freedom necessary to personalize learning experiences and inspire excellence in academics, character, and community.
Leveraging the freedom and flexibility afforded as a District of Innovation will assure we are empowered to do so. Under HB 1842, districts may identify certain requirements imposed by the Texas Education Code (TEC) “that inhibit the goals of the plan and from which the district should be exempted on adoption of the plan. . .” Because Taylor ISD’s Strategic Plan sets forth specific goals under the initiative to improve college and career options and because Taylor ISD seeks to maximize local control of educational decisions for students, Taylor ISD seeks exemption from the plan's outlined permissible provisions of the TEC as allowed in the statute.
Taylor ISD welcomes your feedback. If you have any questions regarding our District of Innovation plan, please contact Tiffany Whitsel, [email protected]