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TEA’s hurricane website provides information to school employees, parents

Posted by Texas Education on September 10, 2008

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/comm/page1.html

Sept. 10, 2008

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency recently reactivated its hurricane website. Information about school closings, as well as operational information for school districts, is available at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/hurricane/.

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Preparing for IKE

Posted by Texas Education on September 10, 2008

Looks like this blogger is going to have to take some time away. We are planning on staying, again! Need to take all the “hurricane” precautions. Just wish Humble ISD would “close” things so we can all have time to get out of Dodge. Don’t know about you, but I’m pretty scared on this one.

State of Texas Activates Shelter Hubs

The State of Texas has activated the Shelter Hub in Huntsville as of 2:30 pm this afternoon.  The Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently supporting the shelters in Huntsville Texas.

Evacuees will go to a reception area, which is on the northbound side of I-45, south of Huntsville.  It is at Mile Marker 101, which is a weigh station (for trucks). They will be assigned and directed to a specific shelter in that area.

People evacuating from Galveston who need shelter are strongly encouraged to go North on I-45 to the Huntsville Shelter Hub or the Dallas Shelter Hub.

Those evacuating from Brazoria County who need shelter are encouraged to go to Shelter Hubs in either Bryan/College Station or Austin.

Carole  Chambers
Fire Marshal Dept.
Office of Emergency Management – Asst. Coordinator
281.446.4928 office
281.446.3960 fax
281.808.4024 cell
cchambers@humblepolice.com

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Humble ISD joins in the “rollback” taxes election

Posted by Texas Education on September 10, 2008

Humble ISD is among more than 100 Texas school districts that have called tax rollback elections. Humble ISD’s election will be on Nov. 22. Early voting begins Nov. 5. Voters will cast ballots upon a maintenance and operations tax rate of $1.17.

Humble ISD has made budget cuts totaling $27 million since 2002 to deal with rising costs, frozen state funding and enrollment growth. Before cutting more programs and services that taxpayers may value, the Board of Trustees voted to offer the community an opportunity to approve the tax rate increase.“We view this vote as an opportunity for our community to have a direct voice in how we will manage the district,” trustees wrote in an open letter to the community. “Indeed, it is an opportunity for our community to decide the scope of education provided by our district.”

In 2005, the maintenance and operations tax rate was $1.50, but the rate was lowered when state law changed. See Humble ISD’s tax rate history here. Stay tuned for lots more information about this election!

from the Humble ISD website.

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