A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, effective immediately, that gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. To access these flexibilities, a school district must adopt an innovation plan, as set forth in the Texas Education Code chapter 12A. (TASB)
United ISD has chosen to explore and pursue this opportunity for flexibility to create new opportunities for and better serve our students. On this page, you will find the timeline UISD has laid out along with dates and agendas of meetings and public hearings, as well as resources provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.
United ISD District of Innovation Committee Members
|STEP||Ramon Trevino Jr.|
|RUIZ||Deborah Ann Flores|
|LCC Rep||Fred Solis|
|TAMIU Rep||Alfredo Ramirez JR.|
|Parent Member||Ms. De Hoyos|
|Parent Member||Mirtha Mojica|
|Parent Member||Nydia Rdz Montemayor|
|Parent Member||Mirtha Sandoval|
|AA SP||David Gonzalez|
|AA SP||Gloria Rendon|
|EX DIR SpEd||Cynthia Ramirez|
|EX DIR Elem||Cynthia Rodriguez|
|DIR Grants ADM||Edie Landeck|
|EX DIR MS||David Canales|
|EX DIR HS||Dolores Barrera|
|EX DIR Instr Acc||Emma Leza|
|EX DIR Sch Imp||Melissa Cruz|
|DIR CATE||Angelica Sanchez|
|DIR Staff Dev||Celia Taboada|
|CRD.Sdt Assess||Maricela Quintanilla|
|DIR Guid/Coun||Christina Uribe-Flores|
|DIR Elem||Elouisa Diaz|
|DIR Fine Arts||Javier Vera|
|DIR Instr Tech||Judith Garcia|
|DIR GT||Mario Rosales|
|DIR BIL||Carmen Pompa|
|DIR DISC||Annette Perez|
|DIR ADMIS.||Joe Almazan|
|COORD HR||Carla Rivera|
Meetings and Agendas
Discuss process of proposing to become a District of Innovation by identifying provisions currently in place that could be exempted on this plan-Review with Leadership Team.
Present information to School Board Instructional Committee regarding the intention to become District of Innovation, present resolution, and announce Public Hearing.
Present District’s intent of becoming a District of Innovation to campus and district administrators.
At Regular Board Meeting: Resolution is presented to Board of Trustees for approval.
Hold Public Hearing to determine whether the district should develop an innovation plan. Board of Trustees appoints District Advisory Committee (DAC) to develop plan with:
- Comprehensive educational program with innovations, and
- List of Education Code provisions to be exempt.
Meeting One: DAC identifies exemptions to include, reviews local district policies affected, and drafts Innovation Plan to present to the Board of Trustees.
Send DAC the finalized plan for review.
DAC Members will present final plan to campus personnel.
Post Innovation Plan on district website for at least 30 days and notify TEA Commissioner. Post notice for Public Meeting.
UISD Board of Trustee approved to adopt the District Advisory Committee Innovation Plan.
UISD is functioning in accordance to Innovation Plan.
District of Innovation Information
- Board Approved District of Innovation Plan
- United ISD FAQ’s
- DAC Approved Innovation Plan
- TEA Letter
- Texas Education Code, Chapter 12A
- TASB District of Innovation FAQ
- TASB Process to Become a District of Innovation
- TEA Proposed Rules