The Houston ISD school board’s long-term failure to consistently support all of our schools and create opportunity for all of our children warrants new leadership. HISD needs a fresh start.
The Greater Houston Partnership insists on a local board of managers composed of a diverse group of Houstonians who will prioritize our children and create sustainable conditions where clear-minded decisions can be made.
This is a time for the Houston community to come together. This is an opportunity to create a student-centered culture of governance and lift the entire system.
The Greater Houston Partnership has laid out five principles we believe members of a local board of managers must embrace.
As we navigate a period of uncertainty in Houston ISD, the Partnership will remain focused on these guiding principles for how we will do better for our students. Resetting the culture requires district leaders to be held accountable for their failures. It also requires a plan for a thoughtful transition that returns control back to the electorate, but with a stronger culture of governance established within the district that prioritizes our children.
Read the Partnership Op-ed: HISD Students Deserve a New Board.
Outlook on student outcomes at inaugural State of Education.
View the A-F ratings for Texas ISDs and specific schools.