• Irion County ISD a District of Innovation


     Innovation Plan

    District Advisory Committee:
    Ray Despain , Superintendent

    Shannon Chapman, Secondary Principal

    Jessica Parker, Elementary Principal

    LeAnn Rutherford, Counselor

    Brandon Gryder, Secondary Parent

    Kristi Rainey, Elementary Parent

    Michelle Elkins, Secondary Parent

    Natalie Harris, Secondary Parent

    Jesse Whitlow, Community Business Leader

    Tracy Conner, Secondary Teacher

    Melissa Hart, Secondary Teacher

    Brian Tillman, Secondary Teacher

    Diane Heflin, Elementary Teacher

    Alexis Jackson, Elementary Teacher

    Kelli Councilman, Elementary Teacher

    Jamie Tankersley, Elementary Parent

    Marty James, Secondary Parent

    Heather Miller, Secondary Parent

    Santiago Ibarra, Community Business Leader
    District of Innovation Timeline:

    January 16, 2017

    Informational item at Irion County Independent School Board meeting


    February 15, 2017

    Initial meeting Administrative Team to discuss District of Innovation


    February 20, 2017

    Board of Trustees approve resolution to hold a public hearing to discuss the possibility of becoming a District of Innovation


    March 20, 2017

    Board holds public meeting and appoints committee


    April 10, 2017

    Committee meets to develop plan


    April 24, 2017         

    Committee meets to finalize plan 


    May 15, 2017    

    Committee presents Plan to Board; Board votes to notify Commissioner of intent to adopt


    May 15, 2017

    Plan posted on District website for 30 days


    June 5, 2017

    District of Innovation Committee Public Meeting to pass plan by majority vote


    June 19, 2017    

    Board votes on plan – 2/3 vote required