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Partners You Can Count On

2012 October 5
by HISD Communications

On Oct. 5, I had the privilege of welcoming three new members into HISD’s Partnership Hall of Fame, and it was a pleasure to be able to express my thanks to them once again for all that they do.

This is the eighteenth year for us to honor some of the district’s most-valued community partners, and KBR, the Port of Houston Authority, and Prepared 4 Life bring the total number of individuals and organizations we have recognized in this way to 50.

That’s a phenomenal record.

On the way to the appreciation breakfast last week, I heard an old song on the golden oldies country station my wife found on the radio. It was called “Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine,” and it was about the three things the singer felt like he could always count on in life.

I found myself thinking that I could absolutely count on old dogs and children. But I would change the last part of that lyric to say “partners,” because I feel like we can always count on ours to support us in doing whatever is best for our students.

That’s why it is so important to have friends like those we honored the other day, and I ask you to join me in thanking them for their support of public education.

You can read more about this year’s inductees and watch videos here.

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