The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting a $2.2 billion budget for the 2022-2023 school year that includes an average raise of 11% for teachers. That will bump the starting salary to $61,500.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District trustees, state representatives, senators, program partners, and staff members joined students at Milby High School to kick off the inaugural “Get Educated on HISD” campus tour.Continue reading
The Houston Independent School District Board of Education approved the proposed 2022-2023 academic calendar that adds an additional spring holiday in April and moves the last day of the first semester to before Winter Break.
The calendar consists of a one-week Thanksgiving Break, two-week Winter Break, and one-week Spring Break. Students and staff will be off on Labor Day, MLK Day, Chavez-Huerta Day, and Memorial Day. HISD will also observe a Fall Holiday on Oct. 5 and two Spring Holidays on April 7 and April 21.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
January is National School Board Recognition Month, honoring 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.
Our board members devote many hours to making sure Houston’s schools are safe and have the resources and instructional programs needed to educate children to their fullest potential.
“The students in HISD are very fortunate to have dedicated board members who work day in and day out to shape policies that support a high-quality education for all of our students,” said HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier. “If you haven’t reached out, please thank your school board trustee for caring about our children, and let them know that they truly are appreciated for what they do.”
Existing facility to be demolished while design for new facility is underway
The HISD Board of Education unanimously approved during Thursday’s monthly meeting the motion to fast-track the construction of a new Delmar-Tusa Fieldhouse by demolishing the existing facility while design for the new facility is underway. The goal is to have the site ready for construction as soon as possible and complete the replacement facility by late 2016.
Who: The May 2013 edition of HISD Up Close hosted by HISD Board of Education President Anna Eastman features an interview with fellow trustee Manuel Rodriguez Jr. on the importance of the district’s customer satisfaction survey called Your Voice. All HISD parents, principals and teachers are encouraged to complete and return the survey by May 20. Students will fill out the questionnaire during the school day from May 20-31. The survey is the largest of its kind in the history of the district and is being conducted by an outside company to assure confidentiality.
Basketball teams from 12 HISD elementary schools will compete in the final round of the 2013 Paula Harris Basketball Classic. This is the third year HISD Board of Education Trustee Paula Harris has hosted the event which encourages student participation and parent and community involvement for schools in the Cullen Middle School community. At the conclusion of the tournament there will be an awards ceremony. The event will also showcase various HISD bands, cheerleaders, and dance and step teams.