Trustees review agenda for Thursday’s board meeting

HISD’s Board of Education met to review the agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting. Here’s a link to the agenda:

Agenda for Feb. 9 board meeting

Superintendent Terry Grier is asking the board to approve creating career academies at six high schools that promise associate’s degrees and training. The Houston Innovative Learning Zone academies will be at Washington, Furr, Sterling, Scarborough, Kashmere, and Long.

Other highlights from the agenda review session:

  • Dr. Grier introduced HISD’s new chief high school officer, Orlando Riddick.
  • Chief Operations Officer Leo Bobadilla reports HISD has earned $117,000 so far from advertising on school buses.
  • More discussion about the new Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet at Gordon Elementary School. Current Gordon students may stay if they want to attend the Mandarin Chinese school. Here’s how to apply.

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