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House Bill 1842, approved in 2015, created the law that allows designation as a District of Innovation. The law is found under Chapter 12A of the Texas Education Code. It allows traditional public school districts with an acceptable or better accountability rating to create a district-level innovation plan, potentially including exemptions from most of the Education Code.

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Texas Education Code Sec. 12A