To gather input regarding HISD’s magnet program, the district and school board trustees will hold parent-community meetings from Oct. 11 through Oct. 28 at a variety of locations, including Bellaire High School.
The purpose of the meetings is to collect feedback on how to improve HISD’s magnet program, including its vision, governance, procedures and practices, funding, quality, evaluation process and the methods and criteria by which magnet students are selected.
Parents, students, staff, and community members can also give their feedback on the HISD website at www.houstonisd.org/magnetforums.
The parent-community magnet meetings are scheduled at areas schools represented by district trustees. There is also a meeting for the general public at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. Parents and community members are welcome to attend any meeting that best fits their schedule.
Oct. 11 – Furr High School 7 p.m. District 8
Oct. 12 – Revere Middle School 9:30 a.m. Greg Meyers
Oct.12 – Reagan High School 6 p.m. Anna Eastman
Oct. 12 – Yates High School 7 p.m. Paula Harris
Oct. 13 – Chavez High School 6:30 p.m. Manuel Rodriguez
Oct. 15 – Hattie Mae White 10 a.m. General Public
Oct. 26 – Madison High School 7 p.m. Larry Marshall
Oct. 27 – Key Middle School 7 p.m. Carol Galloway
Oct. 28 – Bellaire High School 7 p.m. Mike Lunceford
The parent-community meetings are part of an external program review of HISD’s magnet program being conducted by Magnet Schools of America. The review falls under the district’s Strategic Direction core initiative of maintaining instructional standards and supports.
During the week of October 25–29, consultants from Magnet Schools of America will visit each individual magnet school to tour its program and classes and meet with the principal, magnet coordinator, and other staff members. Currently there are 113 magnet schools within the district – 55 elementary, 31 middle, and 27 high schools.
The magnet review process timeline currently calls for a preliminary and final report from Magnet Schools of America in December.