Keep Montessori for ALL in HISD- Save our program funding!
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Friends of Montessori advocates that our supported public Montessori schools keep their magnet status along with the funding and transportation associated. Montessori is best described as a magnet, as defined by the federal government, numerous national and international educational organizations, and by HISD up until this point. It is an award-winning program and a success story of HISD, turning an IR campus (Wilson) and under enrolled campus (GOMM) into two of the most successful magnet programs in the district. GOMM and Wilson have approximately 60% magnet transfer students and over two thousand students on their waitlists. Further, the recent feeder pattern expansion of the program as a pathway within Waltrip High School underscores the increasing demand for the program at all levels. With the district discussing ways to market to the public, HISD would be better served by fully supporting these two successful Montessori programs and a growing feeder pattern option. These programs have resulted in academic success for students and reflect the diversity of Houston. Montessori magnets that are supported by HISD magnet funding and transportation are accessible and equitable and would allow Montessori for ALL in HISD.
We ask that you vote to allow our Montessori programs to keep our magnet status along with the equitable access and funding required to continue our success.
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