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District of Innovation

On March 4, 2019 Longview ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the District of Innovation Plan, which allows the district to make changes to the academic calendar and exempt some Career and Technical Education instructors from teacher certification requirements.

Established by the 84th Texas Legislature, the DOI distinction gives traditional independent school districts in Texas access to many of the flexibilities offered to Texas’ open enrollment charter schools. The Longview Independent School District Board of Trustees authorized Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Wilcox to assemble a committee to develop a District of Innovation (DOI) renewal plan during its regularly scheduled board meeting in November 2023. The District’s original DOI plan was initiated for implementation from 2019-2024.

In accordance with state law, Longview ISD has the opportunity to renew its Local Innovation Plan. Longview ISD seeks to renew its local innovation plan to enhance and accelerate its implementation and vision to provide all students regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status multiple pathways of educational opportunities that will lead to student success in college, the workforce or military service.

The proposed Longview ISD Innovation Plan will be posted on the district website for public review for 30 days as required by the Texas Education Agency, effective January 9 through February 9, 2024.