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District of Innovation

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)

Forney 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 FISD 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.

District of Innovation Committee

The District of Innovation Advisory Committee will meet annually to review the current District of Innovation Plan and propose possible amendments to the school board on an annual basis. The DOI Plan was adopted by the Forney ISD Board of Trustees in 2016 and extends through the 2026 school year. Amendments may be adopted by the board at any time. The committee is made up of 19 members from a diverse group of parents, teachers, campus administrators, and district leadership. 

Anna Aguilar

Laura Boyle

Samantha Bradbury

John Chase

Kristie Crabtree

Richard Geer

Brandi Hoscak

Kelli Jordan

Dr. Stormy Lemond

Dr. Pam Luttrull

Stacy Mallison

Dr. Laura Merchant

Kim Morisak

Tommy Riggs

Dr. Justin Terry

Dr. Judith Webber

Dr. Sandi Whitley

Sean Worrell

Kristin Zastoupil

Reference Materials

Texas Education Code, Chapter 12A

TASB District of Innovation FAQ

TASB Process to Become a District of Innovation