District of Innovation

On March 20, 2019 the Mission CISD Board of Trustees approved a District of Innovation Plan for Flexibility with the School Calendar and Career and Technical Education Certifications with No Option to Amend the Plan. The Texas 84th Legislature created a new flexibility titled “Districts of Innovation” through HB 1842. Public school districts have the opportunity to develop a plan that provides for exemptions from some burdensome state regulations. A part of the process involved in the designation is the development of an Innovation Plan. That plan was created by the Mission CISD District Educational Improvement Council on February 14, 2019.
The pdf below is the Board approved Innovation Plan for Mission CISD. The document also contains background information about the District of Innovation designation, the requirements involved and the process used prior to administration embarking on an extensive presentation tour of all schools and civic groups. 
On June 11, 2019, the Mission CISD Board of Trustees adopted changes to Board Policies: AF(LOCAL), DBA(LOCAL), DK(LOCAL), and EB(LOCAL) addressing the specific areas approved in the District of Innovation Plan. The pdf below shows the proposed revisions that were adopted. The final versions of the policies will be reflected on the Board Policy Online as soon as they are processed by the policy online provider, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).