Superintendent Richard Carranza to welcome HISD students back to school

New HISD leader will travel 60 miles while visiting 6 schools in 6 hours on Monday

Newly hired HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will welcome students back to school on Monday as he crisscrosses the city on a six-campus tour.

A unanimous HISD Board of Education hired Carranza on Thursday, and Monday’s visits will be his first chance to get a glimpse of the district’s size, diversity, and variety of educational programs. Members of the HISD Board of Education will join Carranza along the tour, and members of the news media are welcome to cover all of his stops.

Superintendent Richard Carranza’s first-day-of-school schedule

8 a.m.: Law Elementary School, 12401 S. Coast Drive – Carranza will kick off the first day of school by visiting one of HISD’s 62 dual language campuses.

9 a.m.: Stevenson Middle School, 9595 Winkler Drive­– Carranza will observe the launch of HISD’s Literacy in the Middle initiative, which aims to strengthen reading skills at the middle school level.

10 a.m.: Yates High School, 3703 Sampson ­Street – Carranza will visit the Yates communications and maritime magnets.

11:30 a.m.: Carnegie Vanguard High School, 1501 Taft Street – Carranza will join students at one of HISD’s nationally acclaimed magnet schools for lunch.

12:30 p.m.: Wisdom High School, 6529 Beverly Hill Street – Carranza will tour HISD’s most ethnically diverse comprehensive high school, which is being rebuilt under the 2012 bond program.

2 p.m.: Fonwood Early Childhood Center, 9709 Mesa Drive – Carranza will observe students attending pre-kindergarten in their brand-new building. Dismissal time for students is at 2:45 p.m.

Note to editors and reporters: Those seeking a location for early-morning live shots are welcome to set up at Law Elementary School.

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