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HCDE General FAQs

  • What is the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE)?

  • How does HCDE help school districts improve?

  • Do school districts pay the full cost of services provided by HCDE?

  • How is HCDE funded?

  • How can HCDE’s tax revenue funds be used?

  • Is the Board of Trustees paid?

  • Does HCDE compete with Harris County school districts for student enrollment?

  • Does HCDE compete with Harris County school districts for state and federal grants/funds?

  • Does HCDE have students “zoned” to its schools?

  • Does HCDE have services that can be accessed by out-of-county entities?

  • Does HCDE fully comply with all local, state and federal laws?