• On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, State Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced the Texas Education Agency will replace Houston ISD’s s Board of Trustees and Superintendent Millard House II.

    The announcement comes after the Supreme Court of Texas issued a decision Jan. 13, 2023 regarding a lower court’s temporary injunction which halted the Texas Education Agency’s ability to proceed with the appointment of a board of managers to oversee and manage Houston Independent School District. This litigation between the HISD school board and TEA began in 2019, and a temporary injunction was granted in 2020. The recently issued Supreme Court Decision cited updates to the law at the center of the litigation made in 2021 as a basis to throw out the injunction which removes the prohibition against TEA’s exercise of its authority to proceed with appointment of a board of managers.

    You may receive questions from your students, staff, and parents regarding what this means for their schools and the district at large, and we want to be sure you have accurate information. More importantly, we want our employees and families to understand that for HISD, it is business as usual. Our collective focus will continue to be on providing an exceptional educational experience for all students and providing the necessary support to ensure academic success.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is the Texas Education Agency taking control of Houston ISD?

  • Does appointment of a Board of Managers mean my job is at risk?

  • What does this mean for our schools?

  • What does this mean for “low performing” schools?

  • Who will be the new board of managers and superintendent?

  • Does this mean I will have a new district trustee?

  • How long will Houston ISD remain under TEA control?

  • What are the next steps?

  • How does this affect my child?

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