Parents protest proposal to close HISD's Port of Houston Elementary School

Five campuses have been identified for possible closure at the end of the school year
February 8, 2014 3:20:43 PM PST
Families are protesting a proposal to close an elementary school in east Houston.

Parents and children marched to Port Houston Elementary calling for the school to stay open. They held signs with hearts to show that the school is the heart of their community.

Port Houston is one of five schools HISD is considering closing because of changing demographics.

"You have to think about the community and how far it is to send the kids to school. How are we going to transport 340 kids about 2 miles when most of us don't have a car?" parent Fabiola Chavez said.

HISD will hold a community meeting at the school on February 17. The board of trustees will vote on the plan next month.

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