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Elementary and Primary Education
Houston ISD Board of Education
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to rescind a board motion from its October 11 meeting that had appointed Dr. Abelardo Saavedra as interim superintendent.

The motion had also relieved current Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan from her duties, placing her back in the position of chief academic officer. Today's action reinstates Lathan to the interim superintendent position.

The board voted 7-0, with Wanda Adams and Sergio Lira having left the meeting, to establish April 30, 2019 as the end date of the search for a full time superintendent.

The board voted 7-0, without Adams and Lira, to adopt a resolution of reconciliation among the board members.

The resolution came after various disagreements among the board, and resolves to ask forgiveness between each trustee, and commits to ongoing team building and work with an executive coach.

The board voted 7-0, without Adams and Lira, to request the Texas Commissioner of Education change the appointed governance conservator for the district.

The Commissioner of Education had appointed a conservator to Houston ISD in September of 2016.

The board voted 7-0, without Adams and Lira, to approve the hiring of an executive coach for the interim superintendent and for the board.

The board will consider selection of a coach at its November 8 meeting, to be effective October 19.

The board took no other actions during the meeting. All members were present, with Adams and Lira leaving prior to action on several items. Agenda





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