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HISD School Board Approves District of Innovation Plan

Houston Independent School District will become a District of Innovation (DOI) after the School Board approved the DOI designation Thursday night. The vote was 8 in favor, 0 opposed. HISD has been one of the only school systems in the state without DOI status. Systems with the designation are exempt from certain statutory requirements and have greater flexibility in the way they conduct district operations to support students. HISD’s DOI Committee developed its plan as part of a broader effort to ensure every student has a high-quality education and graduates prepared for the modern workplace and world. 

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District of Innovation Committee Advances Draft Innovation Plan to District Advisory Committee for Review and Feedback

Monday afternoon, HISD’s District of Innovation (DOI) Committee sent to the District Advisory Committee (DAC) a draft plan for HISD to become a DOI. The draft plan is designed to support the District’s progress toward Destination 2035, where every student graduates prepared to succeed in the modern workplace and world.

To ensure transparency, we are releasing the draft publicly here, even though changes will likely be made before the final plan is posted, voted on by the DAC and HISD School Board, and submitted to the Texas Education Agency.

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HISD Board announces Community Engagement Meetings to share vision for new school year

The Houston Independent School Board will host a series of community events to meet with community members and share more about their vision for the 2023-2024 school year.

At each meeting, community members will have the opportunity to meet the school board members in-person and provide feedback on the board’s goals and constraints.

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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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School Board Recognition Month begins with HISD swearing in new, re-elected trustees

HISD swore in its two newest board members—Kendall Baker(District VI) and Bridget Wade (District VII) and its re-elected members in Elizabeth Santos (District I), Sue Deigaard (District V), and Myrna Guidry (District IX) —during School Board Recognition Month.

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January is National School Board Recognition Month

Every January, Texas celebrates National School Board Recognition Month to honor the men and women who serve on the nation’s thousands of Boards of Education. These dedicated public servants become school board trustees because they are committed to improving public education and their communities. They devote many hours of their time to making sure the nation’s children receive a high-quality education that will make them lifelong learners and prepare them for successful, rewarding lives and careers. They make sure America’s school districts provide students with schools that are safe and have the resources and instructional programs they need to educate children to their fullest potential.

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Attend a School Board Meeting

All board meetings are posted for public viewing as required by the Texas Open Meetings Act. Regular meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 West 18th Street, in the board auditorium. Dates are subject to change.

HISD live broadcasts of monthly Board of Education meetings are also available.

The board may go into closed (executive) session at any time during a meeting to consider matters regarding personnel, real estate, security, school children, negotiated contracts, consultation, and/or legal issues, as permitted under the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Click here (.pdf) to see a schedule of meetings and hearings for 2011–2012.