What is a District of Innovation?
The District of Innovation (DOI) concept is part of Texas House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session in 2014, and allows traditional school districts the opportunity to utilize flexible operation strategies similar to open-enrollment charter schools. The DOI process and local innovation plan, if approved, will be fully integrated with the Strategic Action Plan developed during the strategic design process.
On this page, you will find some helpful documents such as the original presentation made to the Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees, the resolution adopted by the BISD Board, and a list of committee members. We will continue to update this page as we go through the DOI process.
The Texas Association of School Boards is another great resource for teachers, parents, and others to understand the process of becoming a District of Innovation as well as what other districts around the state have done. TASB has created a searchable chart that presents district plans that are final or in process.
Strategic Action Plan
Call to Action
Graduates of Bastrop ISD are empowered to become successful and productive in a global society.
As a leader in innovative, student-centered education, the mission of Bastrop ISD is to ignite passion for life-long learning and to successfully motivate and prepare all students to compete globally by ensuring they are engaged in diverse, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences that incorporate 21st Century skills.
BISD Strategic Plan
The BISD District of Innovation initiative fits within the Strategic Action Plan developed and approved by the Board of Trustees.
Goal 1: Develop and maintain a system of instruction that differentiates for every student's needs.
Goal 2: Increase the effectiveness of communication throughout the BISD community.
Goal 3: Recruit, equip, and retain staff to increase instructional continuity and quality.
Goal 4: Strengthen and develop partnerships with students, parents, businesses, and community members in order to empower learner success and productivity.
Through DOI opportunities, BISD could pursue specific innovations in relation to curriculum, instruction, parent or community involvement, school calendars, budgeting and governance.