House Bill 1842, passed in the 84th Texas Legislative Session, provides Texas public school districts the opportunity to amend certain state requirements at the local level to better meet the needs of their unique student populations. Graham ISD (GISD) intends to follow the Texas Education Code in all other areas. GISD’s local Innovation Plan is comprehensive and touches numerous areas in the TEC, and because GISD seeks to maximize local control of educational decisions for students, GISD seeks exemption from the permissible provisions of the TEC included and explained in this Local Innovation Plan. GISD’s Local Innovation Plan will begin with the 2017-2018 school year and conclude at the end of the 2021-2022 school year unless the plan is terminated or amended by the Graham Independent School District Board of Trustees in accordance with HB1842. Any future amendments will adhere to the same term of the original plan. The District of Innovation Plan can be viewed HERE.