Closer Look Wrap Up 1/30/14
House Bill 5 is one of the key phrases you’re hearing a lot now and you’ll continue to hear a lot in the coming months. House bill 5 was passed by the Texas Legislature last spring and it will have a huge impact on public education as it goes into effect. Not only does HB 5 completely revamp graduation requirements for high school students it also adds a community engagement piece to the rating system for schools and school districts.
Ector County ISD is working on this right now and we talked with Julia Clay, the Director for State and Federal Programs for ECISD.
Clay explained that want to invite parents, business, and anyone who has a role in ECISD to attend these meetings. She said that the bill has created some confusion that they hope to clear up at the meetings. She said input his very important to create the future of ECISD. The meetings are scheduled for:
- Monday, February 3, 6-7:00 p.m. at Permian High School Library
- Tuesday, February 4, 6-7:00 p.m. at Jordan Elementary Gym
- Monday, February 10, 6-7:00 p.m. at Odessa High School Auditorium
-Tuesday, February 18, 6-7:00 p.m. at Blackshear Elementary Auditorium
Medical Center Hospital is offering a free program called “A Tu Salud” to help educate the growing Hispanic population.
According to hospital officials, studies project the Hispanic population to grow by 9-percent.
Many of them are unable to get adequate care because of language barriers and access.
The new monthly program will hold these seminars in Spanish.
The next meeting date will be February 18th at the Salinas Park Community Building