HISD to kick off Parent University with districtwide events

The Houston Independent School District’s new HISD Parent University will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 27. This new initiative will connect parents and children to resources offered by the district to create successful academic careers as well as safe and healthy environments at home and at school.

The inaugural Parent University workshops will take place at all HISD schools.

A variety of district and community program representatives and experts will be available for parents to connect with individually.

“Parent University is a way to empower parents,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “It’s an opportunity for us to get out into the community to build relationships with parents and provide them with the resources they need to help their child be successful throughout their educational career.”

After Thursday’s inaugural event, Parent University workshops will take place monthly at geographically dispersed locations at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Oct. 18, 2018 – Fonville MS, Austin HS, Westbury HS, Sterling HS, North Forest HS
  • Nov. 15, 2018 – Washington HS, Milby HS, Pin Oak MS, Wisdom HS, Yates HS

More sessions will be scheduled during the Spring 2019 semester.

Beginning with the October workshop, dinner, interpretation services and child care will be provided. Parents can look up locations and register to attend workshops by visiting: HoustonISD.org/ParentUniversity.