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Recognizing the HISD Board of Education trustees

2013 January 10

Happy New Year! It’s 2013, and an exciting time across the district. I hope that everyone is well-rested and refreshed after the winter holidays and ready to get back into the classroom and learn.

January is School Board Recognition Month and I would like to recognize the HISD Board of Education trustees who run our district. It’s not an easy job – trustees are elected public servants who are diligent in looking out for the best interests of HISD students, parents, teachers, and staff, and they receive no compensation. The trustees essentially govern our district – they oversee HISD initiatives, policies, and spending, and respond to the needs of their constituents.

This year, our board members were essential in helping pass the 2012 Houston Schools Bond. Thanks to their help hosting school meetings and sharing information with community leaders, voters approved the $1.89 billion bond to replace and repair 40 schools across the district. The trustees always have HISD students’ best interests in mind and work tirelessly to ensure they are getting the best education possible. They are also committed to holding themselves and the district to the highest possible standards; in fact, they recently initiated an overhaul of the ethics in procurement policy to ensure the district awards contracts and makes purchases without conflicts of interest. Board members are also in the process of updating the Board Monitoring System to better align with district goals and objectives.

Below is a list of HISD’s trustees and their corresponding districts. Please take a moment this month to reach out to your district’s trustee and thank them for representing your school. Check out the Texas Association of School Boards’ Planning Kit for ideas on how to recognize board members. You can also learn more about the HISD Board of Education by visiting its website.

Michael L. Lunceford
District V


Anna Eastman
District I
First Vice President


Juliet K. Stipeche
District VIII
Second Vice President


Rhonda Skillern-Jones
District II


Greg Meyers
District VI
Assistant Secretary


Paula M. Harris
District IV


Lawrence Marshall
District IX


Harvin C. Moore
District VII


Manuel Rodríguez Jr.
District III

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