A warm 'welcome back' was issued by the Humble ISD board to all students and teachers at their August meeting. The district's three new campuses, Autumn Creek Elementary, Lakeland Elementary and the Guy M. Sconzo Early College, were recognized.

Board member Robert Sitton introduced a video about Lakeland. “If you remember last month, I had the distinct honor of bidding farewell to the original site of the campus. Now I have the pleasure of taking you on a tour of the new campus here on the first day of school,” he said.

This new school features immersive learning with innovative learning pods and the makings of memorable learning opportunities to last a lifetime. Several parents featured in the video said that they did not want to leave the campus. One parent said they wished they could live in the environment themselves and were excited to watch the children grow in education.

Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen stated, “This building is a character in the story that our children will take with them throughout their lives. There are so many exciting events that took place today, such as the Autumn Creek Elementary ribbon cutting, new firsts on every campus, and great excitement to come as well.”

Nationally-recognized evening news anchor and investigative reporter, Dan Rather, joined the meeting virtually to present and recognize Humble ISD on their current weather procedures currently in place. “Humble ISD is being presented the Severe Weather Readiness Certification as a new designation. The district already has processes in place regarding heat, cold, storms and lightning. I commend the work done and am proud to present this award to the Humble area as great partners in keeping our children safe.”

Nolan Correa, associate superintendent operational support services, discussed recent work performed across the district.

“The teams worked to perform bipolar ionization of our buildings, completed seven paint jobs (five on elementary campuses and two in middle schools), made HVAC updates for a 20% monetary savings, completed an LED lighting audit,  made generator replacements and more. The work of these teams and individuals is truly impressive and illustrates the emphasis on our student and staff population,” he said.

The next school board meeting is Sept.14.

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