Plan to redraw HISD trustee districts will be subject for four hearings, starting July 1

The Houston Independent School District will launch a series of four community meetings next week to hear feedback about a draft plan to redraw trustee districts.

The first meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Shadydale Elementary School, 5905 Tidwell 77028.

With the annexation of North Forest ISD in 2013, 56,000 more people were added to HISD, necessitating the redrawing of all nine trustees’ areas to comply with federal election law mandating that population be distributed evenly throughout the entire school district.

Trustees voted at their last regular meeting to send a draft plan to the community. Three additional meetings will be held in July:
Pin Oak Middle School (4601 Glenmont, Bellaire 77401) 6:30 p.m., July 8
• Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St. 77092) 6:30 p.m. July 10
Austin High School (1700 Dumble St. 77023) 6:30 p.m. July 15

The board will receive feedback from the meetings and is expected to vote on a final redistricting plan at its August meeting.

For more on the redistricting plan, including materials reviewed by the board and the proposed map, click here.