Houston ISD’s new superintendent shares his vision for the district during series of family events

HOUSTON – The new superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, F. Mike Miles, will share his vision for the district during a series of eight family events in June and July.

The events will be held at school sites throughout the district.

Families are encouraged to attend the event closest to them but may attend any event they choose.

The dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, June 27

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Forest Brook Middle, 7525 Tidwell Rd., 77016

Thursday, June 29

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Williams Middle, 6100 Knox St., 77091

Tuesday, July 11

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pugh Elementary, 1147 Kress St., 77020

Thursday, July 13

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Marshall Middle, 1115 Noble St., 77009

Tuesday, July 18

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St., 77092

Thursday, July 20

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, July 27

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sugar Grove Middle, 8405 Bonhomme Rd., 77074

Saturday, July 29

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

West Briar Middle, 13733 Brimhurst Dr., 77077

Tuesday, Aug. 1

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Stevenson Middle, 9595 Winkler Dr., 77017

Wednesday, Aug. 2

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Attucks Middle, 4330 Bellfort St., 77051

Families will have the opportunity to register for the event they would like to attend and submit questions for the superintendent and his team ahead of each meeting.

“When I accepted this appointment two weeks ago, I told the families of HISD that their children are the reason I am here, and I feel that even more urgently now. I am excited to spend time getting to know our students and families the way I’ve been able to get to know our educators,” Miles said in a statement.

Miles began working June 1 under a temporary 21-day contract until a board of managers, also newly-appointed by Education Commissioner Mike Morath, formally approves him.

Texas officials in March announced the state takeover of Houston’s schools.

In a letter to the school district, Education Commissioner Mike Morath said the school board failed to improve student outcomes while violating open meetings act and procurement laws.

Morath also mentioned the record of poor academic performance at Wheatley High, as well as the poor performance at several other campuses including Kashmere High School and Highland Heights Elementary School.

“The governing body of a school system bears ultimate responsibility for the outcomes of all students,” Morath wrote. “While the current Board of Trustees has made progress, systemic problems in Houston ISD continue to impact district students.”

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