District of Innovation

  • Texas House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session, provides the opportunity for Texas public school districts to pursue the designation of District of Innovation.  This allows local school districts to obtain exemptions from certain provisions of the Texas Education Code to allow more flexibility and local control for innovative programming.  On March 28, 2017, the Wharton Independent School District passed a Resolution to initiate the process of designation as a District of Innovation in order to increase local control over District operations and to support innovation and local initiatives to improve educational outcomes for the benefit of students in our community.

    To see the Wharton ISD Board Resolution to Initiate the Process of Designation as a District of Innovation under HB 1842.

    To see the Process for Designation as a District of Innovation.

    For more information, please visit the Texas Education Agency Districts of Innovation website.

    The Wharton ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the District of Innovation Plan on March 27, 2018. The plan will be effective for five school years (2018-2023). For more information about the plan, please contact Gayle Parenica at 979-532-3612 or Email Me