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Mike Miles and the board of managers have woefully misplaced priorities. 

HISD will be cutting close to 170 of the 280+ wraparound service specialists, almost 50 of the 84 college advisors, and all seven of Houston ISD’s Special Education social workers.

The wraparound service specialists were told on Thursday that they won’t have a job next year. You can read more here and here. HISD college advisors and Special Education social workers were also told this past week.

“Due to the high number of students in HISD who navigate outside-of-school challenges, the district has staffed schools with “wraparound resource specialists” to help them access clothes, food, mental health services and more. The program began in 2017-18 with 40 staff, and since has grown to more than 280, according to district payroll records.”

Texas leads the nation in number of children kicked off MedicaidTwenty percent of Texas children live under the poverty line. According to Every Texan, most children living in poverty were Hispanic children (66.3%) and Black children (16.1%).

Reminder: Come to the CVPE In-Person meeting this Saturday at 12:30 pm at Trinity Gardens Church of Christ (7725 Sandra). RSVP: houstoncvpe.org/events

Ask questions to State Representatives Penny Morales-Shaw and Christina Morales about State Legislative opportunities to support public ed including interim hearings. Breakouts include

  • How Houston teachers and parents can build power towards collective action
  • Using Yarn Art to oppose the takeover- you will learn how to crochet!
  • Tips for speaking to the media and at board meetings
  • Building Power by Delegating
  • Public ed cuts in Cy-Fair and around the state

Note: The church asked that anyone bringing snacks only bring pre-packaged items to protect their license.

Saturday, May 4th is ALSO ELECTION DAY for the new Harris County Appraisal District positions. You can vote at a nearby voting location on your way home from the meeting. Roderick Paige ES or Kashmere MultiService Ctr are close.

Governor Abbott and other far-right Republicans set up these new Harris County Appraisal District positions to try to take back control of Harris County. 

RSVP for upcoming events here


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