HISD Board of Education trustees are hosting a series of community town hall meetings with newly appointed Superintendent Richard Carranza as a way to introduce the new leader to the community, solicit input from stakeholders about the district’s future, and learn about key issues across HISD.
The “Listen & Learn Tour” meetings kicked off this week with Trustee Diana Dávila at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center and Trustee Manuel Rodriguez at Chavez High School.
Some of the topics of discussion have included: equity and making sure every students have the opportunities available to them to succeed, serving the whole child with extracurricular activities and engaging outside entities to work with HISD to provide support services for students and families, and the issue of recapture and how the school funding structure is affecting the district.
The district faces a $162 million payment to the state in local property tax dollars, and voters will be given the option of authorizing the payment during the Nov. 8 election.
There are two meetings scheduled today with Trustee Harvin Moore at Memorial Elementary School (6401 Arnot Street) at 4 p.m. and with Trustee Jolanda Jones at Jones Futures Academy at 7 p.m. (7414 St Lo Road).
For a full schedule, go to houstonisd.org/listenandlearn.