STUDENTS FIRST. BALANCED BUDGET. TEACHER PAY.
There are many examples of excellence in our district and I credit our teachers, staff, parents, and community for all of the great work happening in our district. However, I am troubled by two major problems that require our attention and focus:
Our system is working well for some students but that is not enough. HISD must educate all students well, and we are falling short of that goal. Students and families trust that our schools are giving their kids a quality education, but we are letting some of them down. Focus on these three areas can make HISD one of the top districts in the nation and make bright futures possible for all our students.
Our children must have access to the education they deserve, even as the pandemic continues to disrupt daily life.
The quality of our schools must be equitable for all students in the district.
Our most vulnerable students must not be overlooked and receive the resources and support they need.
Pass a fiscally responsible and realistic budget based on the needs of students that reflects the vision and values of our community.
HISD has allowed our fund balance to grow unusually large by underestimating revenue from property taxes instead of serving our students through additional services or giving teachers raises.
The board must operate in an open and transparent way that allows the community to have input into the board’s decision-making process.
Teachers are the district’s most important asset. HISD must hire, retain, and nurture the best teacher talent in our region.
If we are to improve student outcomes we must raise salaries and create conditions to allow our teachers to effectively respond to the needs of their students.
We’ve also left money on the table that has been allotted by the state to pay our best teachers an incentive to teach at our most struggling schools through the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program as outlined in HB 3.
BLOCK WALKING FOR JANETTE!
Janette needs your help in spreading the word about her campaign! Please join us for a few hours every Saturday morning between now and election day to knock on doors. No experience necessary. We can train you and pair you with a more experienced walker. We promise to make it easy and fun! You will receive a text reminder a few days before each Saturday with meet up details.
TUE, November 2, 2021
MON, Oct. 18 - FRI, Oct 29, 2021
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MON, Oct. 4