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Elementary and Primary Education
Houston ISD Board of Education
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, October 13, 2017

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a policy designed to reinforce the district's commitment to providing students with wraparound services to better support their social and emotional needs outside the classroom.

“Addressing the non-academic needs of our students creates an academic environment that is set up for them to succeed,” Superintendent Richard Carranza said.  “It is imperative that we work with our community partners to get those services to our students and their families because putting them in position to achieve is a win for the entire district.” News Release

Wraparound services are part of the district's “Achieve 180” initiative, which calls for the district to support, strengthen and empower underserved and underperforming communities to increase student achievement.

The board voted 8-1, with Jolanda Jones opposed, to reappoint Wanda Adams to the Houston County Appraisal District Board of Education.

The board voted 7-1, with Jones opposed, and Anna Eastman away from the table, to approve the Lone Star Governance Constraint Progress Measures.

The board voted 8-1, with Jones opposed, to approve the board's quarterly self-evaluation in accordance with the Texas Education Agency's Implementation Integrity Instrument.

The board took no action regarding authorization to initiate the process to offset recapture payments as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

The board voted 8-1, with Jones opposed, to approve targeted elements for Year 1 Improvement Required Courses.

The board voted 8-1, with Jones opposed, to approve targeted improvement plans for Year 2 Improvement Required Campuses.

The board voted 8-1, with Jones opposed, to approve turnaround implementation plans for Year 3-8 Improvement Required Campuses.

The board voted 6-3, with Jones, Adams and Rhonda Skillern-Jones opposed, to approve a revised turnaround implementation plan for Kashmere High School, as required by the Texas Education Agency.

The board took no action regarding a resolution to consider designating the district as a "District of Innovation." The item was withdrawn from the agenda.

The board voted 8-0-1, with Adams abstaining, to approve vendor awards for purchases exceeding $100,000 and ratifying awards of less than $100,000.

The board voted unanimously to approve the superintendent's evaluation instrument as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to authorize the superintendent to give written notice to probationary contract employees regarding the termination of their contract, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to give written notice to term contract employees that a proposed action to terminate their contract is pending as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 8-0-1, with Eastman abstaining, to authorize the superintendent to give notice to an employee that a proposal to terminate her certified administrator term performance contract is pending before the board.

The board voted unanimously to authorize the termination of a term contract for an employee, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to find that good cause did not exist under the Texas Education Code for educators to resign or abandon their employment contract, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to approve separation agreements on terms discuss in closed session.

The board voted 8-0-1, with Adams abstaining, to authorize settlement of the matter of Sharneika Burney vs. Houston ISD, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 8-0-1, with Adams abstaining, to authorize settlement in the matter of Kendra Brooks vs. Houston ISD, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 8-0-1, with Adams abstaining, to authorize settlement in the matter of Margarita Davila, et al, vs. Houston ISD, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 8-0-1, with Adams abstaining, to approve settlement of the subrogation lien of Lucky Enoghomwanse against Charla Mae Davis and AAA Texas County Mutual Insurance for workers' compensation benefits, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 7-2, with Jones and Michael Lunceford opposed, to authorize settlement in the matter of Fort Bend Mechanical vs. Houston ISD, as discussed in closed session.

The board took no action resulting from any other item discussed in closed session.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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