The District of Innovation concept was passed into law by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842. The law allows traditional independent school districts to access most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan.
The Board of Trustees appointed a committee of educators, parents and community members to draft a plan to be considered by the GISD general public. The board approved the plan on Monday, April 10, 2017.