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.

Meetings and Agendas

11/14/2016

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.

12/6/2016

Present information to School Board Instructional Committee regarding the intention to become District of Innovation, present resolution, and announce Public Hearing.

12/13/2016

Present District’s intent of becoming a District of Innovation to campus and district administrators.

12/14/2016

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:

  1. Comprehensive educational program with innovations, and
  2. List of Education Code provisions to be exempt.

1/5/2017

Meeting One: DAC identifies exemptions to include, reviews local district policies affected, and drafts Innovation Plan to present to the Board of Trustees.

1/17/2017

Meeting Two: DAC continues to identify exemptions to include, reviews local district policies affected, and continues to draft Innovation Plan to present to the Board of Trustees.

1/30/2017

Send DAC the finalized plan for review.

1/31/2017 to 2/3/2017

DAC Members will present final plan to campus personnel.

2/6/2017

Meeting Three: Present final Innovation Plan to DAC. DAC must vote for plan approval (2/3 to pass and continue).

Post Innovation Plan on district website for at least 30 days and notify TEA Commissioner. Post notice for Public Meeting.

03/22/2017

UISD Board of Trustee approved to adopt the District Advisory Committee Innovation Plan.

3/23/2017

UISD is functioning in accordance to Innovation Plan.

United ISD District of Innovation Committee Members

AHSBeverly Herrera
AHSEduardo Bustos
AHSLamar Ramirez
LBJKristi Burough
LBJPatricia Hinojosa
LBJMichael Carrillo
UHSDavid Perez
UHSAlejandra Lightner
UHSAlbert Aleman
USHSEvelyn Avalos
USHSTommy Rodriguez
STEPRamon Trevino Jr.
AGMSElizabeth Hallman
CMSRandal Fox
LBVMSFabian Garza
LOMSMaribel Garcia
SGMSElda Guerra
TMSAdriana Sanchez
UMSCarlos Ramirez
UMSRebecca Morales
USMSSandra Serna
WMSCarmen Pena
ARNDTBernardo Gutierrez
BORCHERSAngelica Lerma
CENTENOPatricia Martinez
CLARKSocorro Reyes
CSBECynthia Chavez
CSBEMyrtha Villarreal
CUELLARSally Garza
DELLANOMartha Alcaraz
FASKENEva Rossell-Rodriguez
FINLEYDiego Garcia
GARCIACindy Ramirez
GUTIERREZMaria Mendoza
JLELiliana Miranda
KAZENMartha Perales
KILLAMKaren Trevino
KZEGabriel Gutierrez
MALAKOFFJose Flores
MULLERTina Padilla
NEWMANElisa Castillo
NYEKristell Faz
PEREZNoemi Cruz
PRADABlanca Perez
ROOSEVELTAurora Infante
RUIZDeborah Ann Flores
SALINASAdriana Zamora
TRAUTMANNSandra Baker
VETERANSNora Villarreal
ZAFFIRINIJulie Mora
LCC RepFred Solis
TAMIU RepAlfredo Ramirez JR.
ChamberMiguel Conchas
PARENTAna Varela
PARENTLetita Villarreal
Parent MemberMs. De Hoyos
Parent MemberMirtha Mojica
Parent MemberNydia Rdz Montemayor
Parent MemberMirtha Sandoval
AA SPDavid Gonzalez
AA SPGloria Rendon
EX DIR SpEdCynthia Ramirez
EX DIR ElemCynthia Rodriguez
DIR Grants ADMEdie Landeck
EX DIR MSDavid Canales
EX DIR HSDolores Barrera
EX DIR Instr AccEmma Leza
EX DIR Sch ImpMelissa Cruz
DIR CATEAngelica Sanchez
DIR Staff DevCelia Taboada
CRD.Sdt AssessMaricela Quintanilla
DIR Guid/CounChristina Uribe-Flores
DIR ElemElouisa Diaz
DIR Fine ArtsJavier Vera
DIR Instr TechJudith Garcia
DIR GTMario Rosales
DIR BILCarmen Pompa
DIR DISCAnnette Perez
DIR ADMIS.Joe Almazan
COORD HRCarla Rivera
High School
AHSBeverly Herrera
AHSEduardo Bustos
AHSLamar Ramirez
LBJKristi Burough
LBJPatricia Hinojosa
LBJMichael Carrillo
UHSDavid Perez
UHSAlejandra Lightner
UHSAlbert Aleman
USHSEvelyn Avalos
USHSTommy Rodriguez
STEPRamon Trevino Jr.
Middle School
AGMSElizabeth Hallman
CMSRandal Fox
LBVMSFabian Garza
LOMSMaribel Garcia
SGMSElda Guerra
TMSAdriana Sanchez
UMSCarlos Ramirez
UMSRebecca Morales
USMSSandra Serna
WMSCarmen Pena
Elementary School
ARNDTBernardo Gutierrez
BORCHERSAngelica Lerma
CENTENOPatricia Martinez
CLARKSocorro Reyes
CSBECynthia Chavez
CSBEMyrtha Villarreal
CUELLARSally Garza
DELLANOMartha Alcaraz
FASKENEva Rossell-Rodriguez
FINLEYDiego Garcia
GARCIACindy Ramirez
GUTIERREZMaria Mendoza
JLELiliana Miranda
KAZENMartha Perales
KILLAMKaren Trevino
KZEGabriel Gutierrez
MALAKOFFJose Flores
MULLERTina Padilla
NEWMANElisa Castillo
NYEKristell Faz
PEREZNoemi Cruz
PRADABlanca Perez
ROOSEVELTAurora Infante
RUIZDeborah Ann Flores
SALINASAdriana Zamora
TRAUTMANNSandra Baker
VETERANSNora Villarreal
ZAFFIRINIJulie Mora
Parent/Community Members
LCC RepFred Solis
TAMIU RepAlfredo Ramirez JR.
ChamberMiguel Conchas
PARENTAna Varela
PARENTLetita Villarreal
Parent MemberMs. De Hoyos
Parent MemberMirtha Mojica
Parent MemberNydia Rdz Montemayor
Parent MemberMirtha Sandoval
District Level Administrators
AA SPDavid Gonzalez
AA SPGloria Rendon
EX DIR SpEdCynthia Ramirez
EX DIR ElemCynthia Rodriguez
DIR Grants ADMEdie Landeck
EX DIR MSDavid Canales
EX DIR HSDolores Barrera
EX DIR Instr AccEmma Leza
EX DIR Sch ImpMelissa Cruz
DIR CATEAngelica Sanchez
DIR Staff DevCelia Taboada
CRD.Sdt AssessMaricela Quintanilla
DIR Guid/CounChristina Uribe-Flores
DIR ElemElouisa Diaz
DIR Fine ArtsJavier Vera
DIR Instr TechJudith Garcia
DIR GTMario Rosales
DIR BILCarmen Pompa
DIR DISCAnnette Perez
DIR ADMIS.Joe Almazan
COORD HRCarla Rivera