Houston ISD holds virtual meetings for input on district goals

Houston ISD Board of Education
The Houston ISD Board of Education is scheduling public meetings to gather input on how it should hold the district accountable for student outcomes in the next five years. (Community Impact staff)

The Houston ISD Board of Education is scheduling public meetings to gather input on how it should hold the district accountable for student outcomes in the next five years. (Community Impact staff)

The Houston ISD Board of Education is seeking public input on how it should hold the district accountable for student outcomes in the next five years.

“Our mission as the Board of Education is to educate the whole child so that every student in HISD graduates with the tools to reach their full potential,” HISD board President Sue Deigaard said in a news release. “As we discuss and consider new goals for student outcomes in our district, we want to better understand the views of our communities, which is why public participation in these community meetings is important to us.”


The board sets the overall goals, which can include early childhood literacy; early childhood math; and college, career, and military readiness, among other areas of focus. Out of those goals, the board sets the performance measures it will use to evaluate its superintendent.

Public input Zoom meetings are scheduled for:

Trustees are then scheduled to vote on the goals at a special board meeting Oct. 22, according to the news release.

“I encourage all HISD parents to participate in these important discussions,” HISD interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said in the release. “This is an opportunity for the public to provide input on the specific areas it believes the district should prioritize."
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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