via: defendernetwork.com Employees in the Houston Independent School District would receive pay increases ranging from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent in 2012-2013 under a budget proposal presented to the Board of Education for consideration. Superintendent Terry Grier asked the board to consider the pay increases in an effort to remain competitive with surrounding Houston-area school […]

Via News92FM.Com After vocal parents spoke their minds and voiced their opinions and community members shared their thoughts on HISD’s proposal to change school start and end times, the district has chosen not to follow through with the proposed changes in the school day. According to published reports, Dr. Terry Grier had proposed that the […]

via: news92fm.com HISD will launch its Voter Registration Drive at all of the district’s high schools Thursday. According to information obtained by News 92 FM, the campus-based voter registration drive is serving as an effort to teach students the importance of voting and participating in the democratic process. HISD is slated to kick off the […]

In a meeting Thursday, the HISD Board voted for a reduction in its workforce. That reduction translates into the laying off over 60 teachers, 26…

News92fm.com is reporting that the Houston Independent School District and North Forest ISD have canceled all after-school programs Wednesday due to severe weather. Many parts of Houston have received heavy flooding, however the storm should clear out by early afternoon. Read More

Via 39online.com: HOUSTON, TX — HISD is in a tough spot. At stake, 200 million dollars from the state of Texas. It is money lost due to budget nightmares. Cuts are imminent, and last night, HISD hosted a meeting full of hundred of parents and students. “For one of my children, making the decision to […]

HOUSTON – As school districts across Texas brace for state budget cuts, thousands of senior teaching jobs are safe. At least for now. by Gabe Gutierrez / 11 News That’s because many of the most experienced teachers in Texas have “continuing contracts” – deals that were struck more than a decade ago to help retain […]

(via chron.com) Parents, we know it’s just starting to feel like winter outside, but it’s time to start planning for summer. The Houston ISD administration announced this morning that it plans to cut summer school hours, and some students who were allowed to attend the programs in years past might now have to pay. HISD […]

VIA KPRC LOCAL 2: The board met Thursday to discuss financial issues it will face next year. The district has a $7 million shortfall, down from what was a $30 million shortfall. “We want our teachers to have the resources they need, the principals to have the resources they need to create the kind of […]

There are new developments in a brutal murder in Houston on the day before Thanksgiving. A woman was stabbed multiple times and police say her teenage son orchestrated the plot to kill her.The two suspects are HISD students and they were both charged in court on Wednesday. The suspects, Danish Moazzam Minhas, 17, and his […]

HISD no longer sending out swine flu notifications. Via:   KHOU.com HOUSTON — If a child has swine flu in a Houston Independent School District school, you might not be notified about it. 11 News obtained a document that went out to HISD principals. It advises them that notifying parents by letter or phone message about […]