On Dec. 14, the Humble ISD Board of Trustees welcomed new board member Marques Holmes. Holmes was chosen by the board to replace Lori Twomey, who resigned when moving out of state. Holmes was sworn in by Humble ISD Police Chief Solomon Cook.
“Chief Cook has been a huge supporter of me throughout the nearly two decades that I have served within the greater Humble area. I moved here from New Mexico and now I have the distinct honor to impact tens of thousands of students. This is truly life work,” Holmes said.
Laura Ham, Humble director of accounting and financial reporting, gave a presentation regarding the Humble ISD F.I.R.S.T Rating. “F.I.R.S.T. stands for Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. Based on 2019-2020 data, the district received 98 out of 100 points. This is the highest rating. That is, not only did the district score as high as can be, but they have also done so for 19 consecutive years as well.”
Several board members commented on the partnership between Humble ISD and the American Heart Association. Humble ISD was named the first place and number one contributing ISD in the state of Texas. For the Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk 2021, Humble ISD contributed a total of $30,800.
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen added, “These are truly life-changing funds that show the amazing power of our district.”
Director of Community Development, Jerri Monbaron added, “On behalf of the Humble ISD Education Foundation, let me state that the employees employed at our campuses are second to none. During the month of September, we kicked off the 2021-2022 campaign entitled, “We’ll Be There For You.” This initiative raised $339,088 from a grand total of 3,479 Humble employees.
Several board members noted recent sports accomplishments and called specific attention to the Tiny Homes projects.
The next Humble ISD trustees meeting is scheduled for Jan. 11 in the Humble Administration Building.