The Houston rainbow community is still pissed off about the homophobic flier that embattled Trustee Manuel Rodriguez unleashed in his tight reelection campaign for his District III seat against Ramiro Fonseca.
While Rodriguez won reelection by a scant 24 votes, he ignited in the process an ongoing firestorm of criticism, the creation of a websiteaimed at him and repeated calls for his resignation from the HISD school board.
It has also prompted the board to examine the recently passed non discrimination policies, make them applicable to the Board of Trustees as well and give the board the authority to internally address violations in the wake of what happened during the recent election campaign and is one of the issues on the meeting agenda for tomorrow.
The latest HISD board meeting in the wake of the ongoing controversy will take place in what is certain to be a packed board auditorium at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. For you folks in the Houston area wishing to express yourselves to the school board about this issue, you have until 4:30 PM CST today to register to speak during the public comment portion of the board meeting.
Despite the chilly near freezing temperature weather that has descended upon the Houston area, there is another protest scheduled outside the building at 4400 W. 18th Street to renew the calls for Rodriguez’s resignation.
And if you can’t make it, the HISD board meetings are televised on public access cable channels. .
Will be interesting to watch what goes down at the school board meeting tomorrow.