Dayton ISD received a special presentation from the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) during the last school board meeting in February.
Gayla Rawlinson-Maynard, director of the Center for Grants Development, presented to Thomas Payne, president of Dayton ISD Board of Trustees, and Mr. Hector Herrera, assistant superintendent of Support Services.
Rawlinson-Maynard presented a couple of small gifts and read the Center for Safe and Secure Schools certificate specifically thanking Herrera for his participation with the Center.
The Harris County Department of Education exists to support public education in Harris County (Dayton ISD property does stretch from Liberty County to Harris County), by offering services and initiatives within the 25 districts in Harris County.
Rawlinson-Maynard stated that in 2017-2018, HCDE was involved in Dayton ISD with eight out of their 15 divisions that provided services. There were 76 educators from the district that received professional development through teaching and the learning center.
The HCDE also serviced 79 DISD students and 103 teachers / educators through Occupational and Physical Therapy Services division. Maynard ended the presentation by saying how proud they are of the continued collaboration with Dayton ISD and how, together, both will continue to positively impact our schools, students, staff, and the local community.