Ratings for the Meeting on May 9th
On Thursday, May 9th, the Houston ISD school board met for its May public meeting. Due to inclement weather, the board president decided to shorten the meeting and forego the progress measure report for student goals. This led to a very small percentage of meeting time being spent on student outcomes.
The two most contentious policy measures were approval of the vendor contract with Teach for America and establishing a criteria to spend a minimum of 50% of meeting time on Student Outcomes. The continued debate over both of these issues – and the fact that one of them failed due to a tie vote – is yet another indication that several members of this board are more interested in entrenched political agendas than in student success. Please read our most recent blog post to find out more about these two votes.