Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
Arts & Culture
Business/Industry
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Entertainment
Links
Maritime
Medical News
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety
Transportation
Weather


Elementary and Primary Education
Houston Independent School District
News Release
Friday, June 10, 2011

HISD Board of Education Votes to Keep Current Bell Schedule

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted Thursday to keep the district’s current start and end time for schools.

Trustees had been asked to consider a proposal that would have saved an estimated $1.2 million per year in transportation costs by setting uniform start times for schools. The proposal failed by a vote of 4-3 with trustees Larry Marshall, Greg Meyers, and Paula Harris voting in favor. Trustees Harvin Moore, Anna Eastman, Juliet Stipeche, and Michael Lunceford voted to keep the current schedule. Trustees Manuel Rodriguez Jr. and Carol Mims Galloway were not present for the vote.

Trustees who voted to maintain the current bell schedule cited research that shows high school students benefit from later start times. They also said they want schools to have more flexibility to decide their own schedules.




Ocean Star


Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4432, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)         News@GuidryNews.com
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.