Five campuses of the Houston Independent School District will provide about 4,000 local students and their families services related to housing, food, clothing and counseling, as well as medical and dental health. HISD calls the concept community schools.
The Board of Education approved Thursday the use of grant funds from the Department of Education to turn the five campuses to community schools. The five campuses include the Albert L. Thomas Middle School and four elementary schools: Benavidez, Lockhart, Marshall and Robinson.
HISD says the schools serve 3,898 students in communities with high poverty rates and a demonstrated need for wraparound services.