By Marc Campos
Props go to school board president Karla Cisneros and her eight colleagues on the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education for selecting Abe Saavedra as superintendent. Saavedra is the district's first Hispanic superintendent.
Should we celebrate this historic occasion? No. Instead, call or email a board member and thank them. Then consider offering assistance to Abe, the board, or the district in the form of volunteerism.
In the field of public education, Abe Saavedra is one of the best. We are fortunate to have Saavedra leading the district. In the months and years to come, HISD will deal with the most difficult of issues. Abe is well suited to confront the challenges ahead.
Note: If you need info on how to contact board members, call Board Services at 713-892-6121.
December 10, 2004, 9:00AM