Counselors and psychologists are 800, 500 counselors and 300 psychologists, and all of them hold masters degree. There are two hundred nurses; 104 with master’s degree, six with doctorate degrees and the rest hold bachelors degree. Secretaries are 96, and all of them possess a bachelor’s degree. HISD district and school’s organization chart include senior staff, board of education and superintendent of schools. By the end of 2010, there was reorganization, whereby HISD replaced the existing structure of five regions to a structure of 22 improvement officers in the school, 3 officers in the chief schools and a charter school compliance officer.
The three chief school officers oversee high, elementary and middle schools. Besides, the officers provide management to principals and school improvement officers. Additionally, they align support and resources for teachers, and also ensure that the district provides quality and equitable education opportunities for all students. There is also an advisory committee in HISD that assists in decision making process. The ethnic composition of the student body in HISD is 60% Hispanic, 28% African-American, 10% white and Asians. 79% of the students are challenged economically, and 90% qualify for title I funds.
ESL/ LEP students comprise 40% of the whole students’ population. District and school’s enrolment involve registering a child in the district he or she is zoned. Age and identity of the child is proved using the birth certificate. Besides, the residential address and identity is proofed. In addition, child’s current immunizations must be presented. HISD ensures that students get proper diet that has lean proteins, vegetables fresh fruits and dairy products that contain low fats. 80% of the students in HISD receive free lunches because they come from economically challenged households.
These children participate in reduced and free lunch program, whereby they receive lunch without any charge. In Ryan middle school, 185 students are eligible for free lunch, and 25 of them are eligible for reduced lunch. Food services support facility (FSSF) prepares food for the students by preparing approximately 15million breakfast meals, 25 million lunch meals annually. The entire food services team ensures that students get proper nutrition. HISD has rental facilities to the outside organizations. Chief financial officer controls all the rental school facilities.
Construction and facility services provide information on facility management capabilities as well as support and administration services.
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