Because government in a democracy should not be conducted behind closed doors.

Because government in a democracy should not be conducted behind closed doors.

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Build Up HISD started this petition to Houston ISD Board President Diana Davila and

In January 2019 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) began an investigation of the HISD Board of Trustees on alleged violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.  The investigation was expanded in February 2019 to include alleged procurement violations.  

In March 2019, due to the ongoing investigations, the TEA’s appointed Conservator for HISD halted the hiring of a new superintendent.  This action essentially stripped the Board of its most important role and duty.

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the HISD Board of Trustees fully cooperate in a timely manner with any requests from TEA and cease requesting extensions or taking legal actions to delay the report to the public.  We oppose any legal effort at taxpayer expense to delay or inhibit the release of the report to the public.

Additionally, we respectfully request that the TEA Commissioner release the findings of the investigation as soon as possible.

If the investigation has not yielded any evidence that there is wrong-doing on the part of the Board, Board members deserve to have their reputations cleared, and the public deserves for the Board to be able to refocus on their work of hiring a permanent superintendent.

However, if there is evidence to support that Board members have engaged in wrong-doing, the public deserves to know. This information could be critical to upcoming Trustee elections for Districts II, III, IV, and VIII.  Any act by either the Board or the TEA to delay this information from reaching voters may be viewed as an obstruction to fair and open elections.

The parents, teachers, taxpayers, and community members who support HISD’s 210,000 students must know the results of the investigation, whatever they may be.

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