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District of Innovation


What is a "District of Innovation"?

District of Innovation was created by the 84 th Legislature through the Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 12A. The purpose of TEC Chapter 12A is to allow traditional independent school districts the opportunity to obtain exemptions from certain provisions of the TEC. Designation as a District of Innovation allows a school district to increase local control and to support innovations as a means to improve educational outcomes for the benefit of all district stakeholders. With the unanimous support from the Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees that passed a resolution on April 24, 2018, to consider developing a District of Innovation (DOI) Plan, would ensure that our schools are academically successful and provide the best instruction possible for our students. Because of the flexibility of this process, the plan could support Canutillo ISD with meeting our Mission, Vision and Goals through the local control of the District of Innovation Plan. 

If you have further questions or feedback regarding Canutillo ISD's Innovation Plan, please contact the office of Julie Melendez, Program Compliance Director at (915) 877-7423 or via email at