LEGISLATIVE ACTION NEWS ROUNDUP

UPCOMING HISD MEETINGS:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018        Board Workshop           HMW Building   4pm

Thursday, November 8, 2018   Board Meeting               HMW Building   5pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Hearings                           HMW Building   8am

 

*Register to speak at a board meeting: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/32478

*Find meeting notices and regular board meeting agendas here: https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/7947 (For special and “other” meetings, such as committee meetings, click on the items at the left of this page to open up relevant agendas)

 

VOLUNTEER FOR HISD SPECIAL OLYMPICS FIELD DAYS!

Volunteers are needed for the sixth annual HISD Special Olympics Field Days scheduled for Nov. 13, 14, and 15 at the Joe Kelly Butler Fieldhouse (13755 Main St., 77085). More than 1,000 volunteers are needed throughout the three days to help with setup and breakdown, athletic events, escorting students around the facility, serving lunches, and other tasks. More information can be found HERE.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION- EDUCATE YOURSELF ON ESSA AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR CHILD!

In 2015 Congress signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB). In order to hold schools, districts, and states accountable, parents should read up on ESSA. Follow this link to learn more about ESSA by clicking on the state, local, and parent roadmaps. It is hard to know what to expect or what to demand when you do not know the law!

https://www.pta.org/home/advocacy/federal-legislation/Every-Student-Succeeds-Act-ESSA

Thank you,

Julie O’Sullivan and Ruby Powers, PTA Legislative Action Co-Chairs