Harris County Department of Education Board Approves Plans for First Public Recovery School in Harris County

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/21/2017, 7:27 a.m.
The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees voted 4-0 on April 18 to approve the budgeting and implementation ...

The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees voted 4-0 on April 18 to approve the budgeting and implementation of a recovery high school, the first public Harris County substance-use prevention high school. The Texas Education Agency has reported that in a given year, there are over 11,000 Harris County students that have had drug offense issues, per Public Education Information Management System data. The school will be available to all 25 school districts in Harris County on a contractual basis and will serve 30 students as it is opened with a target date of September 2017. HCDE will renovate a 20,000-square-foot HCDE school facility located in the Greenspoint area in north Houston at 11902 Spears Road. The HCDE Board of Trustees approved $950,000 in start-up funding for the project.