“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."