Support House Bill 3
It takes a team of teachers, aides, social workers, bus drivers and support staff to make a great school for our students. Yet many in Austin are only talking about funding a pay raise for full-time classroom teachers. Houston educators believe that all teachers and school support personnel deserve a pay raise.
It's not too late to make our voices heard and make a demand to fund our future. But we need to act today! Please join us in our efforts by sending this letter to your state representative encouraging them to support our public schools and pay raises for all school staff.
Public education is a foundation that prepares our children for the future and for excellence in the workplace. That’s why it’s vital that strong schools have the best teachers and the most current tools for education.
Schools are part of neighborhoods – that is why it’s important to develop strong community relationships so that our classrooms provide children a platform for success. Community Schools provide a guide for how to bring more tutoring services, as well as, medical, legal, and housing professionals for students and families.
Our district must build upon principles of transparency and local control which ensure our citizens continue to have a voice in our children's education.
Houston is uniting to build stronger public schools - and we need your help to make it happen.
Video: Public Schools Transform Communities
In Houston, union and school staff came together at Durkee Elementary to transform their school through a "Community Schools" initiative. Now parents are looking to buy houses in the neighborhood because of the changes they've seen. #PublicSchoolProud #PublicSchoolWeek
Houston ISD aims to address students' nonacademic needs through community schools
The district’s move toward a wraparound services model — which includes social-emotional support, nutrition, housing assistance, and will expand to include on-site health services, as well — actually began before Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area in August. After the disaster, however, getting a “student welfare” policy passed by the HISD Board of Education was a “slam dunk,” Trevino says.