Special message from Superintendent Carranza on diversity at HISD

Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza sent the following message today to parents, community members, and employees:

Dear Team HISD,

Houston ISD has always valued diversity. We do not discriminate. We have young newcomers who come to our schools every year. We do not turn them away. All of our students have a constitutional right to equal access to education regardless of any circumstance that is no fault of their own – whether they’re an immigrant or low-income.

We are a public school district. We serve a tremendous amount of English language learners and economically disadvantaged students who depend on us daily. Our schools are safe havens for all students. Places where they not only learn fundamentals but have the opportunity to learn a new language, a different culture, and explore career pathways. Ultimately, we are preparing students for a future in a world that is becoming more diverse every day. We want our students to leave not only academically enriched but with more positive attitudes toward other cultures.

Our schools will continue to be safe and positive learning environments that promote student learning and development versus discrimination and fear.


Richard A. Carranza
HISD Superintendent

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2 thoughts on “Special message from Superintendent Carranza on diversity at HISD

  1. Linda Cabral

    Thank you, Superintendent Caranza, for standing for the moral and ethical imperative of education for all students. In this time of uncertainty, it is important to have places where our children feel safe, respected and welcome. All children deserve this opportunity. I hope this will remain your priority.

  2. Elyse Rouzan

    Thank you Superintendent Carranza for these reassuring words. It is important for our children to know that they are in a safe learning environment regardless of where they came here from.

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