With early voting already underway in Houston, one of the most interesting, but least understood issues on the ballot is the Houston school district’s Proposition 1. This measure is bid to get public approval or dissent before $162 million dollars is sent from Houston to the state to cover public education in other areas. For the first time ever, HISD has been caught up in the midst of the Texas complicated “Robin Hood” school funding program, and officials in the largest school district in the state are taking a chance that a vote against the measure may force the state to fix a system that has been deemed constitutional, but “undeniably imperfect.”
- HISD Prop 1 language could cause voting mix-up (KHOU 11 News)
- How Proposition One will affect Houston schools and property taxes (KTRK 13 News)
- Saving HISD; A no vote on Prop 1 should show that Texas’ school-funding mechanism isn’t working. (Houston Chronicle)
- Craymer: Voting ‘no’ on HISD recapture could be a bad bet (Houston Chronicle)
- What Proposition One Means for HISD (Houston Public Media)
- Yes, the HISD ballot measure really is that confusing (Houston Chronicle)
- Robbing HISD: Voters should say ‘no’ to putting district under the Robin Hood recapture plan. (Houston Chroicle)
- HISD Proposition 1: What does it mean? (KPRC 2 News)
Entering it’s 6th year, the Gift of Guidance returns to this holiday season as a way for up to 10 Houston area nonprofits to get exclusive marketing help from local social media experts.
Organized by the Social Media Breakfast in Houston (SMBHOU), qualifying non-profit organizations can receive pro-bono advice during the organization’s December meeting. Staff or volunteers from the selected nonprofits will meet with talented SMBHOU members who will help them fine-tune social media approaches, tools and techniques.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday November 15th, 2016 (Midnight)
DATE OF EVENT: Friday December 9, 2016, Canopy on Montrose
To learn more and to apply visit the Gift of Guidance page.