The Houston Independent School District will hold a live town hall on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13, and it will be streamed via HISD-TV and social media.
The program will address questions about DACA, which was created in 2012 to allow young people brought to the U.S. by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study, and obtain a driver’s license. DACA recipients who did not apply for renewal by Oct. 5 are in danger of losing their protection from deportation and their work permit this year under a plan to start phasing out the program. Continue reading
Parents can participate by phone in English or Spanish
In an effort to ensure a smooth transition for parents and students as the North Forest community joins the Houston Independent School District on July 1, HISD is hosting tele-town hall meetings to give parents the opportunity to ask questions directly to Superintendent Terry Grier and other administrators on May 29.
North Forest parents will be able to participate in the tele-town hall meetings by calling the toll-free numbers provided. To participate in the English tele-town hall, parents can call toll-free 855-246-7045, extension 21856#. Spanish-speaking parents may call 855-246-7045, extension 21911# to participate in the Spanish town hall. HISD will also be calling all North Forest students’ households directly when the tele-town hall begins at 6:30 p.m.
What: English and Spanish Tele-Town Hall Meetings for North Forest parents
Who: HISD Superintendent Terry Grier, HISD Board of Education Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, HISD Chief Human Resources Officer Rodney Watson, HISD School Services Officer Lupita Hinojosa, HISD Multilingual Program Manager Evelyn Castro
When: Wednesday, May 29th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.