Beginning Monday, the Houston Independent School District will deliver a weeks’ worth of student meals directly to three apartment complexes with large concentrations of students in the Wheatley High School feeder pattern.
Offered through Nutrition Services Houston Eats catering
service, the delivery service will be provided through August as a complement
to the district’s curbside summer meals program.
The program is open to students who are between the ages 1
to 18 and live in the apartment complexes where the food is being delivered.
Participants do not have to be enrolled in HISD schools.
Seven sites to provide food for students and families in
partnership with Houston Food Bank
When the Houston Independent School District reopens its curbside summer meals program on Monday, July 20, it will do so with 12 sites strategically located throughout the city.
Seven of those locations will be operated in partnership
with the Houston Food Bank, allowing families to pick up several days’ worth of
student meals as well as packages of produce — and other food items when
available — for families.
HISD Nutrition Services previously operated several dozen
smaller sites but streamlined operations to maximize resources in areas with
the most need and reduce staff needed on site as COVID-19 cases continue to rise
across the city.
The Houston Independent School
District is temporarily closing most Curbside Summer Meals sites beginning
Friday, July 3, due to guidance from public health officials and rising numbers
of COVID-19 cases throughout the city.
Five strategically located sites offering
both Curbside Summer Meals and the Houston Food Bank’s Coronavirus Food
Assistance Program — which provides families with 30-pound boxes of produce — will
Those sites are Sam Houston Math,
Science, and Technology Center, Revere Middle School, and Kashmere, Chavez, and
Milby high schools.
The Houston Independent School District is restricting access to
all district schools and facilities from Friday, July 3 through Sunday,
July 19, in response to public health guidance and an increasing number of
COVID-19 cases throughout the city.
All summer athletic practices and in-person summer school sessions
are canceled. HISD students will be allowed to keep laptops until the fall
rather than return them to campus, eliminating the need to bring additional
staff and families on site.
The district continues to operate
virtually and will continue to provide educational and related services during
this disruption of normal district operations.
Employees reporting to a location as a part of their assigned duties
will continue to practice social distancing and wear appropriate personal
protective equipment in accordance with district policy and public health
guidelines. The Hattie Mae White
Educational Support Center will remain open for limited purposes.
The Fresh Bus produce delivery
program will come to an end this week as the grant provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program has concluded.
Final produce deliveries scheduled for Thursday are
canceled due to inclement weather.
Families in need are encouraged to visit one of the district’s Curbside Summer Meals sites, where they can pick up several days’ worth of student meals on Mondays and Thursdays.
The four elementary schools being rebuilt as a result of
Hurricane Harvey are now scheduled to open in August 2020 — a three-month delay
caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kolter, Braeburn, Mitchell, and Scarborough elementary
schools were originally scheduled to open in June 2020.
HISD Construction Services Officer Derrick Sanders said the
new timeline is a result of manpower shortages caused by mandated social
distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the Houston
Independent School District is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
construction work has continued on several 2012 Bond realignment projects
across the district.
Realignment projects are new,
board-approved projects that were not part of the original scope of work but
are funded by surplus bond funds. The projects include natatoriums at Milby,
Washington, and Yates high schools, Westbury High School’s fine arts wing, and
Sharpstown International School’s dining canopy.
Milby’s natatorium is 98
percent complete. Construction Services is coordinating with HISD Technology
and HISD Security Maintenance for remaining minor work. The pool will be ready for
the 2020-2021 school year.
The curbside summer meals site at Chavez High School is temporarily closed for cleaning and sanitization due to a possible case of the COVID-19 virus.
The new site had been scheduled to begin
serving curbside summer meals for students and boxed produce for families on
Monday. It is now closed until further notice.
The Houston Independent School District is streamlining its summer food distribution programs and launching a new partnership with the Houston Food Bank to better serve families with the most need.
is revamping its Curbside Summer Meals and Fresh Bus programs, consolidating
distribution sites to redirect resources to the communities with the highest
Two curbside summer meals sites will be closed from June 15 to June 29, following a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus.
Paige and Port Houston elementary schools will be deep-cleaned and sanitized during the temporary closure.
Impacted employees have been notified and are
now in self-quarantine in accordance with public health guidelines. Health
authorities do not believe families participating in the curbside summer meals program