WHY IS THE HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TRYING TO KEEP SECRETS?

HISD: WE DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE PUBLIC WHAT WE GIVE TEACHERS FOR BONUSES!

Apparently, officials with the Houston Independent School District are telling the public it’s none of your business. The district has asked the attorney general’s office for a ruling on keeping pay bonuses given to teachers and administrators a secret. Last year the district released details on the perks given to some deserving teachers and staff in the system. This latest controversy comes after the local newspaper, The Houston Chronicle requested information about who was getting what amount. However, HISD is claiming this year the bonuses are equivalent to performance evaluations therefore it is a personell and private matter. Private despite the very public funds used to operate the school district. Should the school district be able to keep secrets from the public by withholding this information from the news media and the community? The Insite would love to hear your comments on this matter!

Note: Pictured above is HISD Superintendent Abe Saavedra!