|(a) A district innovation plan may be amended, rescinded,
or renewed if the action is approved by a majority vote of the district-level
committee established under Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.251,
or a comparable committee if the district is exempt from that section,
and a two-thirds majority vote of the board of trustees.
(1) Amendment. An amendment to an approved plan does
not change the date of the term of designation as an innovation district.
Exemptions that were already formally approved are not required to
(2) Rescission. A district must notify the Texas Education
Agency within five business days of rescission and provide a date
at which time it will be in compliance with all sections of the TEC,
but no later than the start of the following school year.
(3) Renewal. During renewal, all sections of the plan
and exemptions shall be reviewed and the district must follow all
components outlined in §102.1307 of this title (relating to Adoption
of Local Innovation Plan), except that a district is not required
to notify the commissioner of education of the board's intention to
vote on the adoption of the proposed plan under §102.1307(a)(2)
of this title.
(A) A district must meet eligibility requirements under §102.1303
of this title (relating to Eligibility) in order to renew an innovation
(B) In the event that a district fails to renew a plan
prior to the expiration of its term, a district may renew the plan
in the six months subsequent to the plan's date of expiration in order
to maintain a continuous designation as a district of innovation.
(i) The term of a renewed plan, subject to §102.1311
of this title (relating to Term), may not begin prior to the date
on which the board votes to adopt the renewed plan, unless the plan
is adopted during the six months subsequent to the plan's date of
(ii) If a plan is renewed during the timeline described
in this subparagraph, the renewed plan will have a term not to exceed
five calendar years, beginning on the date of expiration of the prior
(iii) If a plan is renewed during the timeline described
in this subparagraph and changes are made to the plan during the renewal
process, those changes will be in effect from the date of adoption
of the renewed plan through the expiration date of the renewed plan,
unless amended, rescinded, or terminated.
(iv) If changes are made to the plan during the renewal
process, the district shall mark the changes with the date of the
vote to renew the plan in order to denote the earliest date those
changes may take effect.
(v) A district whose plan is not renewed during the
timeline described in this subparagraph shall comply with all previously
adopted exemptions immediately upon expiration of the plan and begin
the adoption process over again in its entirety should the district
wish to pursue designation as a district of innovation in the future.
(b) The district shall notify the commissioner of any
actions taken pursuant to subsection (a) of this section along with
the associated TEC exemptions and local approval dates.