Harris County Department of Education school board members were honored Jan. 23 at a reception in recognition of School Board Recognition Month in Texas. The seven trustees were given certificates and gifts of homemade clay hearts and hands crafted by preschool students enrolled in the Department’s Head Start programs in northeast Houston.
The theme for School Board Recognition Month is “Hearts and Hands for Kids.”
“Our school board trustees are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing Harris County Department of Education,” said John E. Sawyer, county school superintendent, Harris County Department of Education. “Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our citizens, and we are thankful for their service.”
Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 25 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Head Start programs. HCDE offers purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support.