A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, effective immediately, that 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. (TASB)

Chapel Hill ISD has chosen to explore and pursue this opportunity for flexibility to create new opportunities for and better serve our students. On this page, you will find the timeline CHISD has laid out along with dates and agendas of meetings and public hearings, as well as resources provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.

Chapel Hill ISD District of Innovation Committee

The committee will meet annually to review the current District of Innovation Plan and propose possible amendments to the school board on an annual basis. The DOI Plan was adopted by the Chapel Hill ISD Board of Trustees in 2019 and extends through the 2021-22 school year. Amendments may be adopted by the board at any time. The committee is made up of members from a diverse group of parents, community members, teachers, campus administrators, and district leadership.

District of Innovation Plan 2019 - 2022

District of Innovation Plan 2022 - 2027

2021 - 2022 Meetings and Agendas for Renewal 

October 18, 2021

Report to the Board of Trustees intent to renew DOI

October 29, 2021

Meet with Executives to outline process and responsibilities

November 15, 2021

Executives share DOI committee representatives

December 14, 2021

DOI committee meeting to discuss DOI plan and possible renewal

January 19, 2022

Meeting of DOI Committee/work and finalize a draft renewal of the DOI plan

January 24, 2022

Post DOI plan renewal on website-Notice to Commissioner of intent to renew

February 1, 2022

DEIC and Public Meeting of DOI Committee to approve DOI plan

February 7, 2022

DEIC and Public Meeting of DOI Committee to approve DOI plan

March 21, 2022

District of Innovation Renewal Approved by the Board of Education

March 28, 2022

Notice to Commissioner of board adopted the renewed plan