District of Innovation Plan

Introduction

HB 1842 was passed during the 84th Texas Legislative Session in Spring 2015, and provides Texas public school districts the opportunity to be designated as Districts of Innovation. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in the Texas Education Code Chapter 12A.

Resolution

On November 20, 2017, the Lometa Independent School District's Board of Trustees passed a Resolution to Initiate the Process of Designation as a District of Innovation in order to support innovation and local initiatives to improve student learning.

Public Hearing and Establishment of DOI Committee

On November 20, 2017 the Lometa ISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing regarding the pursuit of the designation of District of Innovation. The Board of Trustees appointed the District of Innovation Committee to develop this Local Innovation Plan. The committee represents various stakeholders across the district, including teachers, parents, campus administration, district administration, and Board of Trustees. The committee met on November 27, 2017 and November 30, 2017.

Posting

The finalized plan was posted on the district website on Dec 1, 2017 and can be accessed below:

Lometa ISD District of Innovation Plan

Next Steps

The Lometa ISD Site-Based Committee will consider the plan on January 4, 2018.  If a majority of committee members agree with the plan, it will be forwarded to the school board for consideration during the regularly scheduled January board meeting.