HISD board meets to discuss magnet school policy

August 25, 2011 3:43:53 PM PDT
Here's something HISD says is long overdue -- it's thinking of overhauling a popular magnet school policy.

Right now, each of the 113 HISD magnet programs have their own policies. The district wants to standardize. It is proposing to revise the magnet policy to include a standardized admissions process as well as developing an accountability standard.

On Thursday, parents crowded into the district's board room, trying to protect the magnet programs at their own schools.

Parents we talked with are concerned that changes in policy could mean a change in the magnet programs.

"My biggest concern is a policy being created that takes away choices from kids and take away availability of options," said parent Robyn Perry.

The magnet policy revisions are in the discussion process. The board is not scheduled to vote on any changes.

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