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Elementary and Primary Education
Houston ISD Board of Education
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, November 10, 2017

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution on guiding principles regarding inclusive education practices, which aim to strengthen the district's current services provided to students with special needs so they may succeed in the general education classroom.

“As the district focuses on equity in every classroom, we understand our special needs students deserve every resource we can offer to ensure they succeed,” Superintendent Richard Carranza said.  “This resolution is a necessary next step to delivering the services they need.” News Release

The board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to pay employees for the workday missed on Friday, November 3, due to the district's closure related to the Houston Astros Parade.

The board voted unanimously to approve vendor awards for purchases exceeding $100,000 and ratification of vendor awards for purchases under $100,000, with exceptions:

The board voted unanimously to pull RFP 18-08-06, related to $5 million to Teen and Family Services and to The Council on Recovery for alcohol and drug counseling and education services; and RFP 17-03-04, $500,000 to The Council on Recovery for alcohol and drug counseling education and intervention services.

The board voted 6-0-1, with Anne Sung abstaining, to pull RFP 17-04-23, $15 million to Burnscraft Manfacturing, Inc., doing business as National Fence Company, and Westco Ventures, LLC for fencing services.

The board voted 5-1, with Anna Eastman opposed, and Mike Lunceford away from the table, to waive board policy and approve proposed revisions to board policy regarding educational philosophy.

The board voted unanimously to approve a finding of no good cause for educators to resign or abandon contracts under the Texas Education Code and authorize the superintendent to file a written complaint, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to approve personnel separation and release agreements as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to authorize settlement of the subrogation lien of gale Antoinette Rebman against David Cooley and Safet Insurance, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted 6-0-1, with Wanda Adams abstaining, to authorize settlement of the subrogation lien of Sterling Blair against Walter Vasquez Yac and Amtrust Financial Insurance, as discussed in closed session.

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

All other items were approved by unanimous vote, with trustees Jolanda Jones and Jose Leal absent. Agenda

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