TMO Parent Leaders Defeat Unpopular Rezoning Plan

TMO Lyons Elementary parents won an 8 – 1 Houston Independent School District board vote against proposed boundary changes to their school.  The changes would have sent students from one of the top ranked schools in the state to one ranked in the lowest 18% statewide.  Parent leaders signed up 600 petitioners opposed to the change to convince board members that this was a bad idea.

Rosa Rivera told board members, “We want you to listen to us.  Don’t move our children.”  Demonstrating that organized parents would be heard, board trustee members, including area representative Anna Eastmann, subsequently rejected the the proposed plan.

Split HISD Board Rejects Most Rezoning Plans, Houston Chronicle [pdf]