House Bill 1842, Section 4, passed in the 84th Texas Legislative Session, provides an opportunity for Texas public school districts be designated as Districts of Innovation, thereby allowing them the flexibility to be exempt from or modify state requirements at the local level to better meet the needs of the students and personalize learning.
Districts of Innovation provide opportunities for:
Greater local control
Increased flexibility governing education programming
Empowerment to innovate and think differently
Districts are not exempt from statutes related to curriculum, graduation requirements, nor academic and financial accountability.