HISD Expected to Rescind Its Decision to Replace its Interim Superintendent

Later today, on the very day that former Superintendent Abe Saavedra was to take over the reins once again of the Houston ISD, trustees are expected to take back their decision on demoting Grenita Lathan as interim superintendent and replacing her with Saavedra.

A 5 p.m. press conference has been called at the Hattie Mae White administration building and the news media has been alerted. Lathan is expected to be there.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Saavedra has withdrawn from the opportunity to preside over this district and whatever his capabilities might be the second time around — who could possibly blame him?

It’s been a whirlwind few days. On Thursday night, unexpectedly, five trustees voted to re-hire Saavedra for six months. The three African-American trustees who voted against…

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