Report Cards for Spring 2020
This spring, Houston ISD has faced unprecedented challenges to serving students and providing high-quality instruction. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape for public schools, forcing them to adapt quickly and address unanticipated needs of students, families, and the larger community. In addition to virtual instruction, HISD has managed logistics for food distribution, counseling, and a number of other social services.
Spring 2020 also marked the work of a new Board of Education and a distinct shift in board culture. Throughout the semester, the Board was able to uphold a more collaborative atmosphere than in the past, allowing it to focus on important policy work and responding to a global pandemic.
While we are pleased to see increased collaboration and productivity, the Board still has more work to do. COVID-19 will have long-term consequences for students, especially those who already faced inequities prior to the pandemic. The Board must continue its work to eliminate academic disparities and meet the needs of all kids no matter the learning environment. The Board must also approve its goals for the five-year district plan by the end of August.