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How advisory committees contribute to our success

2013 February 5
by HISD Communications

Last month, HISD welcomed the newest members of its District Advisory Committee into service. The DAC and other groups like it are critical to our success.

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and the same could certainly be said to apply to public education.

Educating more than 203,000 children is a big job, and we absolutely cannot do it alone. It takes the support of hundreds of volunteers, generous donors, and many other community partners to make it happen. They provide the time, expertise, and other resources necessary to prepare students for success in college and the workforce after graduation.

HISD also has more than a dozen active advisory committees, many of which include parents, respected business professionals, and local faith-based leaders, in addition to teachers, administrators, and other district representatives.

We depend heavily on these groups for their great ideas and valuable feedback. They help us keep our finger on the pulse of this city, and we are incredibly grateful for their service and insight.

Please join me in welcoming the newly elected 2013 DAC Members: Augustina Brooks, Tabitha Davis, Michael Grahmann, Lisa Harris, Nicole Holdman, Kori Keaton, Howard Oliphant, Shannon Smith, and Andrea Williams, and take a look at the committee descriptions at the link above to learn how you can participate. I look forward to working with you one day.

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