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District of Innovation

This school year, a committee of teachers, administrators and parents has been exploring becoming a "District of Innovation." That designation was created by the legislature to allow school districts to receive some (but not all) of the same exemptions from the Texas Education Code that charter schools receive.

Alto ISD's proposed District of Innovation Plan addresses eight major areas of the Texas Education Code. 

  • First day of instruction
  • Submitting wavers concerning K-4 class size
  • Length of school day
  • Teacher Certification
  • Teacher probationary contracts
  • Minimum attendance for class credit or final grade
  • Length of teacher contracts
  • Inter-District transfers

The school board held a public hearing on the plan on February 12, 2018.

The school board adopted the plan at their meeting on March 26, 2018. The plan's exemptions will be valid for five years.

DOI is posted per (19 TAC 102.1307 (g)).