District of Innovation

Tom Bean Independent School District of Innovation Plan

In 2015, the 84th Legislature passed HB 1842, which included provisions to allow Texas school districts who are in good academic standing (rated at least “Met Standard” by the Texas Accountability System) to become Districts of Innovation (DOI). Under a DOI plan, a traditional school district may access many of the flexibilities that are available to open-enrollment charter schools in Texas.

Despite its name, this designation does not allow TBISD to be overly innovative or to make changes in areas related to curriculum, graduation requirements, governance, academic and financial accountability and much more.

The goal of the Tom Bean ISD District of Innovation Plan is to enhance local control and give the district greater flexibility to implement strategies and innovation that support the Board’s mission, vision and goals, based on community and internal stakeholder input.


Go HERE to view the final Tom Bean ISD District of Innovation Plan.

-approved by the Board of Trustees January 15, 2018

Visit HERE to read more about the District of Innovation process.