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DISTRICT OF INNOVATION PLAN
DISTRICT OF INNOVATION RENEWAL PLAN 2022-2027 - ENGLISH
DISTRICT OF INNOVATION RENEWAL PLAN 2022-2027 - SPANISH
JANUARY 2017-DECEMBER 2021
DOI PLAN - AMENDED 2020
DOI PLAN - AMENDED 2019
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 a District of Innovation. To
access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in Texas
Education Code Chapter 12A.
Districts of Innovation may be exempted from a number of state statutes and will have the
• Greater local control as the decision makers over the educational and instructional model for
• Increased freedom and flexibility, with accountability, relative to state mandates that govern
educational programming; and
• Empowerment to innovate and think differently.
Districts are not exempt from statutes including curriculum and graduation requirements and
academic and financial accountability.
The direction provided by this local Innovation Plan is a culmination of collaboration among community
members, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. This plan was designed to facilitate the
implementation of the District’s strategic plan which was adopted in April 2017. This plan provides an
opportunity for the Pine Tree community to make local decisions on the best ways to educate our children.
On February 13, 2017, the Pine Tree Independent School District’s Board of Trustees initiated
the process by passing a Resolution to Adopt a District of Innovation in order to support
innovation and improve student learning. On March 6, 2017, the Pine Tree ISD Board of
Trustees held a public hearing for public discussion on whether the District should develop a
local innovation plan for the designation of the District as a District of Innovation. With there
being no objection from the hearing, the Board of Trustees supported the plan to create a District
of Innovation Committee to begin researching and recommending a plan for approval. This Pine
Tree ISD District of Innovation committee was approved by the Board of Trustees at the April
10, 2017, regular board meeting. The committee represents various stakeholders across the
district including teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, instructional coaches, parents, campus
administration, district administration, local higher education, and community members. The
committee met initially in March and April 2017 to discuss and develop a plan. The District of
Innovation plan followed the development of the Pine Tree ISD Strategic Plan. The options discussed and recommended for consideration in the District of Innovation plan support the goals
and strategies of the Pine Tree ISD Strategic Plan.
The District notified Commissioner Morath of its intent to file a plan with the Texas Education
Agency after the April 10, 2017, Board of Trustees meeting.. The plan was posted on the District
website for 30 days before being presented to the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees on May 8,
2017. The Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the updated plan on May 8,
2017. Pine Tree ISD notified the Texas Commissioner of Education of the District’s final
District of Innovation Plan and the plan was submitted the approved plan to TEA on May 10,
On February 10, 2022 the District Improvement Committee met to discuss the District of Innovation Renewal Plan for 2022-2027. On February 14, 2022 the district notified the commissioner that the district’s Board of Trustees intention was to vote on the District of Innovation Renewal Plan. The Renewal Plan was posted to the district’s website on February 11, 2022. After the thirty day required posting to the district’s website, the District Improvement Committee held a public meeting on March 21, 2022. During the public meeting, a majority of committee members voted to approve the District of Innovation Renewal Plan that begins in June 2022 and will continue through May 2027. On March 21, 2022 the district’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the District of Innovation Renewal Plan. On March 22, 2022 the district posted the approved District of Innovation Renewal Plan to the district's website. On March 22, 2022 the district notified the commissioner that the district’s renewal plan had been approved by the district’s Board of Trustees.
Goal 1: All students will reach their full potential.
Goal 2: All students will thrive in a global society.
Goal 3: All students will discover and pursue their unique passions.
Strategy 1: We will create a customized learning environment that ensures a culture of innovation.
Strategy 2: We will maximize learning through the use of advanced resources and digital literacy.
Strategy 3: We will boldly support the social and emotional needs of all students.
Strategy 4: We will ensure student leadership is an integral part of our learning culture.
Strategy 5: We will recruit, develop, support, and retain the highest quality staff.
February 10, 2022
District Improvement Committee Meeting to discuss District of Innovation Renewal Plan
February 11, 2022
Post Draft of District of Innovation Renewal Plan to the district website
February 14, 2022
District notified the commissioner of TEA the district's Board of Trustees intention to vote on a District of Innovation Renewal Plan
March 21, 2022
District Improvement Committee public meeting to approve District of Innovation Renewal Plan
Board of Trustees vote and approve the District of Innovation Renewal Plan for Pine Tree ISD.
March 22, 2022
The approved District of Innovation Renewal Plan submitted to Commissioner of TEA and posted to the district's website.
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