The Houston Independent School District held the inaugural meeting of its new Advisory Committee for Supplier Diversity earlier this week to build on the ongoing success of its program for minority and women-owned business enterprises.
The new committee gathered on Monday, Dec. 10, as the district moves forward with its 2012 bond program to repair, replace or build 40 schools. The goal of the committee is to provide input into how the district can improve M/WBE outreach efforts and accountability.
The district’s M/WBE program has already seen a record level of success with M/WBE participation in the 2007 bond program at 33 percent. As the 2012 bond program unfolds, HISD wants to build on that progress.