Districts of Innovation
On Monday, October 17 the WFISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution allowing WFISD staff members to pursue the possibility of becoming a "District of Innovation."
The District of Innovation concept, passed by the 84th Legislative Session in HB1842, gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas' open-enrollment charter schools.
A public meeting was held on November 1, 2016 to allow the community to provide input and learn more about the process and scope of becoming a District of Innovation.
You can learn more about Districts of Innovation by clicking on the links on the right. Additional resources will be posted on this page as they become available.
"For years, Texas school board members and administrators have complained about the ever-increasing number of state mandates and prescriptive laws and bemoaned the continual erosion of local control. Now there is a realistic process for districts to do something about this. Take advantage. Investigate the possibilities of becoming a district of innovation."
- James B. Crow, Executive Director, TASB