Houston ISD parents, community members continue protesting ‘disruptive policies’

HOUSTON – Parents and Houston ISD community members gathered Thursday morning to show support for their principal after learning she would be one of the educators who must resign.

KPRC 2 reporter Brittany Jeffers was present during the protest at West Briar Middle School near Briar Forest and Eldridge Parkway, which kicked off around 7:30 a.m.

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According to a statement sent out by the West Houston community. Dr. Lea Mishlan, the school’s principal, informed staff members she was among those forced to resign. The statement adds Dr. Mishlan received a “B” accountability rating on its most recent federal report card.

The statement further says demonstrators will gather to speak out against “the invasive micromanagement imposed by Superintendent [Mike] Miles and his board of managers, which have resulted in demoralization and chaos within HISD.”

The cuts come after the district announced it’s facing a $450 million budget shortfall. However, this is just one of several protests at HISD schools that KPRC 2 has covered recently.

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For example, on Monday, KPRC 2′s Cathy Hernandez was there as parents marched outside Meyeland Middle School after their principal announced he was given two options by the district “resign or meet with the board of managers.”

Another protest was held at Crockett Elementary School on the same day.

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