With the passage of House Bill 1842 in the spring of 2015 by the 84th Legislative Session, and with the subsequent creation of Texas Education Code §12A, traditional independent school districts now have increased flexibility through statute exemptions typically reserved for open enrollment charter schools should they complete the process to become a district of innovation. The Brazosport Independent School District recognized an opportunity to fulfill the district mission and improve student outcomes by innovating in the areas of:
- Student discipline
- Optional flexible day
- Instructional calendar
- Teacher certification
- Teacher contracts
- Teacher appraisals
- Maximum class size
- Minimum minutes of instruction
- Minimum attendance for credit or final grade
By selecting the various links provided on this page, you can view the Local Innovation Plan, the resolution passed by the Board of Trustees declaring their intention to pursue becoming a District of Innovation, the Local Innovation Plan Development Committee appointed by the BISD Board and the agendas and minutes from meetings where the Local Innovation Plan was reviewed and subsequently approved, including the May 16, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting when it was officially adopted. By becoming an Innovation District, BISD is taking the next step toward realizing our vision of setting the standard for educational excellence.
For more information contact the Office of Compliance & Data Quality at 979-730-7000.