The Texas Legislature convened from January to June of 2015. More than 100 bills passed related to public education.
According to Government Relations Director Ashlea Graves, one of the biggest victories for HISD was the passage of Senate Bill 1004, which gives all school districts in Harris County the ability to work with the four community college systems operating inside its boundaries: Houston Community College, Lone Star, San Jacinto, and Lee.
ABC-13 is hosting a one-day, community college registration drive from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Community College Consortium. Experts from nine member colleges — Lee College, Wharton County Junior College, San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Alvin Community College, Lone Star College, and Brazosport College — will be on hand in a live webchat to answer questions.