District of Innovation

Duncanville ISD is a District of Innovation 

Duncanville ISD is now a District of Innovation. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the plan during a regular Board meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017. The designation provides more local control and decision-making power regarding the school calendar, length of the instructional day and staffing. The District of Innovation Advisory Committee included teachers, parents, administrators, business and community members. They provided input for elements of the plan and removed parts that were not a good fit for our district. 

As a District of Innovation, Duncanville has adopted a Local Innovation Plan that includes exemptions from most of the same state laws that are not applicable to open enrollment school districts. The Local Innovation Plan will be effective for five years. To view the Local Innovation Plan approved by the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees, click here


District of Innovation Implementation Timeline

May 8, 2017 - Board of Trustees unanimously passed the District of Innovation Plan after a presentation further explaining the process, committee feedback and next steps.

April 24, 2017 -District of Innovation Advisory Committee considered, discussed and approved a final version of the District of Innovation Plan with a majority vote. The meeting minutes can be viewed here

April 8, 2017 - Proposed District of Innovation Plan was posted to the website and shared publicly for feedback.

March 23, 2017 - District of Innovation Advisory Committee received a presentation defining the proposed plan.

March 20, 2017 - Public Hearing held during regular board meeting and presentation provided .

Feb 13, 2017 - Information presentation provided to the Board of Trustees at regular meeting.