Humble ISD experiences ‘overwhelming’ registration

The Humble Independent School District hired hundreds of new teachers last week in preparation for a surge in student population, Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo told school board members last Tuesday at their monthly meeting.
Sconzo said that an overwhelming amount of pre­-Kindergarten students enrolled at a recent registration event at the Instructional Support Center in Kingwood.
“I want to acknowledge that yesterday we did welcome to our Humble ISD family about 380 new teachers to Humble ISD,” said Sconzo. “The preceding Saturday we had our first ­ever central pre-­Kindergarten registration and the response was truly overwhelming.
Sconzo said that more than 300 families showed up to the first ­of ­two one-­day registration events. Another central registration day for pre­-K was held this past Saturday at Humble High School.
“I’m just thinking that that experience is an omen for what is going to happen a week from this coming Monday. I met this morning with all staff, and from every indication, we are as ready as ready can be.”
Also during the meeting, the board approved a new board policy governing bond referendum planning and revised its recently adopted Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct for the 2015­-16 school year.
The new policy, known as CCA Local, will require the district to conduct a comprehensive facility study led by an assistant superintendent to identify needed infrastructure and facility projects, including the construction of new schools.
“With the inevitable need for a bond referendum to construct new campuses and possible renovations as well as other possible new construction projects, we believe a board policy specifically guiding and governing the planning for a bond referendum will prove to be important for the district,” Sconzo said. “Engaging and involving community in bond planning and recommendations is an essential part of this proposed board policy.”
The revisions to the district’s Discipline Management Plan/Student Code of Conduct, which was adopted at the July 14 meeting, were the result of changes made in the 2015 Legislative Session.
The next board meeting will be held Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at 0200 Eastway Village.

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