The Sunnyvale ISD Board of Trustees passed a resolution to pursue designation as a District of Innovation (DOI) on November 28, 2016. A public hearing was held, and the DOI team was appointed in December. Based upon district goals and staff/community feedback, the District of Innovation plan has been drafted and accepted by the committee. The DOI team posted the plan for 30 days, held a public meeting for approval, then sought board approval for the local District of Innovation Plan. The Sunnyvale ISD board of trustees approved the plan on March 27, 2017. Sunnyvale ISD has requested exemption from the Texas Education Codes pertaining to:
House Bill 1842, passed by the 84th Legislature, allows districts to seek designation as a District of Innovation in order to pursue flexibilities available to Texas’ open-enrollment charter schools.
Potential benefits of becoming a District of Innovation include:
On November, 28, 2016, the Sunnyvale ISD Board of Trustees initiated the process by adopting a resolution to pursue designation as a District of Innovation.
The attached file contains the proposed District of Innovation plan recommended by the District of Innovation team.