Category Archives: Board of Education

TEA hosts community meetings to address next steps for HISD

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the Texas Education Agency will replace Houston Independent School District’s Board of Trustees and Superintendent Millard House II.

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HISD Board of Education elects new officers for 2023

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday elected new officers for 2023, selecting District III Trustee Dani Hernandez as Board President.

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HISD seeking community feedback in series of town halls

Houston Independent School District will host nine community town halls at selected campuses to provide an overview of progress being made on the district’s five-year strategic plan.

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Proposed health and physical education instructional materials available for online review

HISD is currently reviewing new health and physical education instructional materials for grades K–12 as part of the Texas Education Association’s (TEA) Proclamation 2022 review and adoption process. Materials recommended by the district and adopted by the HISD Board of Education will be available for use in schools starting in fall 2022.

HISD invites members of the public to submit feedback on the materials under consideration via a district survey at

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HISD trustees approve new internship program supporting wraparound specialists

During its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the HISD Board of Education approved several agenda items including an agreement with the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) to support wraparound specialists.

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Austin HS students talk business on GRAMMY Career Day with music industry professionals

Stephen F. Austin High School was selected as a recipient of the GRAMMY Signature Schools Award.  The GRAMMY Signature Schools Award is designed to honor public high school music programs across the country with special awards and grants based primarily on need and a compelling plan to address that need. 

The GRAMMY Museum awarded a grant of $5,500 to Stephen F. Austin and hosted a virtual question and answer session on Friday with over 60 students in the performing arts department.  Industry professional guests on the panel included moderator David R. Sears, GRAMMY Museum vice president of education of GRAMMY In the Schools, Larry Batiste, music director and owner of LaSugar Bear Entertainment and producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger Jason Goldman.

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HISD Board of Education supports mask mandate to ensure safe return to school

The HISD Board of Education approved a resolution in support of Superintendent Millard House’s decision to mandate wearing face masks while indoors on all campuses and facilities. Effective Monday, August 16, students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status while on district property, as well as on school buses.

“The safety of our students and staff will continue to be my guiding compass. I am thankful to our Board of Education for supporting our children and families by prioritizing safety above all else,” said Superintendent Millard House II.

The mask requirement comes after Harris County elevated its COVID-19 threat level to red and reported that hospitalizations are rising at the fastest rate since the pandemic began among all age groups.  HISD will continue to provide masks and sanitizer at district facilities as well as provide contact tracing.

HISD is working with health partners to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. To see a full list of permanent and pop-up vaccination sites, visit

The 2021-2022 school year begins on August 23. HISD will continue to monitor the situation and work with health officials for frequent updates.