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HFT: HISD Board Needs to Act Responsibly
News Rleease
Friday, October 12, 2018

HOUSTON—Statement by Zeph Capo, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, on the conduct and action of the Houston Independent School District’s Board of Education last night involving the interim superintendent:

“The conduct of the HISD’s board was nothing short of embarrassing and harmful. It demonstrated a dysfunction that does not serve our community, our school district and our students well. The ensuing chaos became personal and ugly. We respect the right of the board to make final leadership decisions, but the manner in which interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan was removed was not consistent with our values. Respect is a two-way street; you must give it to receive it.

“The board and district need to move forward in an accountable manner, given the very serious issues that need to be addressed, including the school district budget and recruiting a permanent superintendent. All eyes are on the board’s actions now, and all board members should remember they are public servants first.”

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