Committees finalize District of Innovation plan; will be posted on NISD website 30 days before board consideration

Committees working on Nacogdoches ISD’s District of Innovation proposal finalized plans Monday during a combined meeting at the E.J. Campbell Annex.

The plan is now posted on the NISD website and can be viewed by CLICKING HERE. The plan will be posted for 30 days during which public comments are being accepted. Those comments can be made to Maury Tarvin, Executive Director of Campus Safety, Student Management & Operations at or by calling (936) 569-5000, ext. 8810.

The proposed District of Innovation plan will be considered for adoption by the NISD Board of Trustees at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at the E.J. Campbell Annex, 420 S. Shawnee St.

Nacogdoches ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution in December to begin the process under Texas Education Code to become a District of Innovation (DOI).

Becoming a District of Innovation provides public schools in Texas with accessibility to more local control. The option of becoming a District of Innovation has been around since 2015 and was created by the Texas Legislature to provide public school districts with similar opportunities as charter schools.

NISD is exploring three areas where being a DOI would allow more options: hiring and keeping staff for difficult-to-fill positions; more control over start and end times on the district’s academic calendar; and flexibility on the timeframe for when and how often NISD seeks bids for the district depository.