Parents, do you have questions for Houston ISD’s decision to make 2 top schools ‘separate and unique’ campuses?

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Houston Independent School District state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles announced Friday the additional 14 campuses that will be added to the district’s New Education System model Friday afternoon. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Some parents with children in the Houston Independent School District are outraged after discovering a sudden decision made that has the potential to disrupt their children’s education.

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Within a span of just 48 hours, two highly regarded schools, Wharton Dual Language Academy and James F. Helms Elementary, have been re-categorized as “separate and unique” campuses, requiring new students to apply for admission.

Numerous parents we interviewed expressed their frustration, revealing that they had intentionally chosen to reside in these neighborhoods to ensure their children’s enrollment in these schools.

Now, they not only worry about the possibility of their children being denied admission but also fear the impact these changes will have on property values.

Has this recent decision impacted you and your student? Let us know in the comments section.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.

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