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HISD returns to school for 2022-2023 year

Many dad and mom spent the weekend preparing for the beginning of school, however some are involved concerning the readiness of the district.

HOUSTON — Summer is sort of over for Houston’s largest school district, as Houston ISD college students head again to class on Monday.

Many dad and mom spent the weekend preparing for the beginning of school, however some are involved concerning the readiness of the district.

For Gisela Martinez and her youngsters, again to school is lots.

“It’s school provides. Now we’ve got to get school uniforms … photographs, docs, haircuts. I imply, all the things,” Martinez mentioned.

Luckily, the haircuts they acquired have been on the home thanks to the salon She’s Happy Hair.

“It helps a lot,” Martinez mentioned.

“We have virtually 600 households coming in for free haircuts and backpacks and we’re so grateful for that,” supervisor Tawana Horne mentioned.

In our KHOU 11 Back-to-School Survey, dad and mom mentioned one of many high considerations concerning the new year is school security. Martinez agrees.

“Whether it is having to do with COVID or the school shootings, that’s scary to me. I simply need them to be secure and completely happy, and simply have enjoyable,” Martinez mentioned.

Other worries included school lunch applications and trainer retention. Staffing sufficient bus drivers is one other concern.

“I’d say from 150 to 200, they’re brief,” Wretha Thomas mentioned.

HISD hasn’t but confirmed the variety of open bus driver positions however mentioned its transportation division isn’t immune to the nationwide employee scarcity. HISD did say it is beginning off with many of the positions crammed.

The district mentioned some bus routes will expertise changes for more practical protection.

“It’s going to want to be discovered by the administration,” Thomas mentioned.

Thomas is president of the Houston Educational Support Personnel, a union that represents a number of HISD workers, together with bus drivers. She mentioned the changes shall be doubling up on routes, which she fears will make kids later to school.

“If they double those routes up, some of those kids are going to be still late getting to school in the morning to have their breakfast, and we know breakfast is the number one starter for our kids,” Thomas mentioned.

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