• What is a District of Innovation?
     
    The District of Innovation concept, passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas' open-enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in the Texas Education Code chapter 12A. 
     
    Crowley ISD's Exploration Process
     
    The Board of Trustees for Crowley ISD has chosen to explore this opportunity for flexibility to possibly create new opportunities to help us meet our mission of providing students with excellence in education so that all students achieve their full potential.
     
    In a resolution passed by the School Board on December 1, 2016, Trustees voted unanimously (6-0) to initiate the process to consider becoming a District of Innovation.
     
    An advisory committee appointed by the School Board approved a District of Innovation Plan on February 20, 2017. That plan was posted online for 30 days before going to the School Board for final approval on March 30,2017. See the District of Innovation plan.
     
    Timeline  
    On this page, you will find the timeline Crowley ISD has laid out along with links to informative presentations, agendas of public meetings, and resources provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). 
     
     November 17, 2016  -Board Meeting Presentation
     December 1, 2016
     December 13, 2016 -Superintendent Message
     December 15, 2016
     January 26, 2017  -Members of District of Innovation Advisory Committeee 
    (Approved by CISD Board of Trustees)
     February 6, 2017  Advisory Committee Meeting
        -Agenda
        -Presentation 
        -Minutes

     February 20, 2017 
     Advisory Committee Meeting
        -Agenda
        -District of Innovation plan
        
     March 30, 2017 Board approves District of Innovation Plan
     April 17, 2017
     Advisory Committee Meeting
        -Agenda
        -Minutes