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Elementary and Primary Education
Houston ISD Board of Education
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, November 09, 2018

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-2, with Jolanda Jones and Sue Deigaard opposed, to approve the district's 2019 state legislative agenda for the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

“The agenda, which outlines the district’s legislative priorities, will be shared with members of the Texas Legislature,” stated a news release. “It focuses on reforming the state’s school finance system and reducing recapture, improving school safety and security, and addressing accountability ratings and sanctions.” News Release

The board voted 7-1-1, with Elizabeth Santos opposed and Deigaard abstaining, to appoint Carol Galloway, Courtney Johnson Rose, and Mario Castillo to the Houston Land Bank Board of Directors as the district's representatives.

The board voted unanimously to approve the District Improvement Plan for 2018-2019.

The board voted 7-0-2, with Wanda Adams and Rhonda Skillern-Jones abstaining, to approve the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar as amended.

The board voted unanimously to approve the Fall 2018 Class-Size Waiver requests.

The board voted 8-0, with Diana Davila away, to accept the FY2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

The report, and independent audit, of the district's financial statements was conducted by Weaver & Tidwell, LLP.

The board voted unanimously to send back to committee proposed revisions to Board Policy BBE (Local) regarding the authority of board members.

The board voted 7-0, with Santos and Davila not present, to approve, on first reading, proposed revisions to Board Policy AE (Local) regarding the educational philosophy of the district.

The board voted 4-0-2, with Adams and Anne Sung abstaining and Santos, Davila and Jones not present, to find no good cause to exist for educators to resign or abandon their contracts and to authorize submission of a written complaint as discussed in closed sesson.

The board voted 4-0-2, with Adams and Sung abstaining and Davila, Jones and Santos not present, to approve a personnel agenda item as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 4-0-2, with Adams and Sung abstaining and Davila, Jones and Santos not present, to approve the balance of the personnel agenda as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 5-1-0, with Sung abstaining and Davila, Jones and Santos not present, to authorize settlement in the matter of Juan Alanis Martinez vs. Houston Independent School District, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 4-0-2, with Adams and Sung abstaining and Davila, Jones and Santos not present, to authorize settlement in the mater of Sherry Allen vs. Houston Independent School District, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 4-0-2, with Adams and Sung abstaining and Davila, Jones and Santos not present, to authorize the sale and conveyance of a pipeline right-of-way easement at 228 McCarty to Magellan Pipeline, LP as discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved unanimously with Santos and Davila not present. All members attended the meeting. Agenda

To view a video of the meeting, Click Here





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