Houston ISD will make layoffs while cutting $60 million from county government

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The Houston Independent School District plans to lay off 25 curriculum specialists in the coming week.

The move comes as HISD administrators plan to submit a plan to the Board of Trustees to cut $60 million from the county government. It is said that the crowd cannot be reduced without laying people off.

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ABC13 spoke to Millard House III, the HISD Superintendent, as he laid out his strategic plan and why the cuts are needed. He says it’s designed to get the district back on track.

Specialists are being advised that their current positions are no longer being offered, however they have the opportunity to apply for similar roles as curriculum managers and curriculum coaches if they wish.

There are enough job openings for these roles, the district said.

It is not known who will be fired, but it is likely that we will see the number of people who will be fired.

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