House Bill 1842, created in the 84th Legislative Session, provides opportunities for traditional independent school districts to exempt themselves from some parts of the Texas Education Code (TEC), giving them the same flexibility currently available to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. In order to utilize this opportunity, independent school districts must first become a District of Innovation by following a prescribed course of action outlined in statute.  Prior to adopting our Local Innovation Plan and becoming a District of Innovation, Springtown ISD notified TEA Commissioner Mike Morath of our Plan, published our process, timeline, and a list of our Steering Committee members, and held no less than three public hearings to discuss our Plan and associated options.  This information and the accompanying Board Resolution can all be accessed (as a .pdf) through the following links: