Disclaimer

  • This website, hcde-texas.org, provides public information to the Internet community and therefore frequently uses links to other websites outside of HCDE that may be of interest and benefit to users. While these external websites have been researched for content and appropriateness, they do not belong to HCDE. While HCDE makes every effort to monitor the hcde-texas.org website, we do not have control over the content of our linked websites and therefore cannot be held responsible for change of content or appropriateness. HCDE makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of any of the material located on the linked sites. Visitors and employees logging on to our website should restrict their searches to directly linked sites for specific business or educational purposes only.

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Legal Notices

  • Equal Employment Opportunity: Employees of the Harris County Department of Education shall not discriminate on the basis of, or engage in harassment motivated by: age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, marital status, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. A substantiated charge of harassment against a student or employee shall result in disciplinary action.

    HCDE does not discriminate on the basis of disability or sex and complies with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

    Texas Public Information Act: HCDE maintains a wide variety of documents relating to its statistical composition, operation, employees, and students. Individuals and organizations may seek information regarding the district using a public-information (open-records) request via the HCDE Public Information form.

Website Accessibility

  • The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The website is designed to ensure that people with disabilities can effectively access, understand, navigate, and interact. To ensure compliance we are building and maintaining our website according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines  (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA.

    While we have strived to do our best to ensure all our content is accessible, if you are experiencing difficulty accessing information on the HCDE website, please contact the Office of Communications by phone at (713) 906-9823 or by email at communications@hcde-texas.org. When requesting assistance via email, please include "Accessibility" in the subject line. Also include the following when communicating with HCDE regarding accessibility issues: 

    A description of your accessibility concern. 
    The best way to contact you (email address, phone number, or both). 

    HCDE will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content. 

    For more information about Section 504 and 508 Accessibility, check out the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

Title IX

  • What is Title IX?

    Title IX is a comprehensive U.S. federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices. Title IX law prohibits sexual harassment as well as sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion; applies to all people regardless of gender; applies regardless of whether or not a criminal report is filed.

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students and employees from sex discrimination, gender-based harassment, sexual harassment (which includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking), gender-based bullying and retaliation, in educational programs and associated activities at institutions that receive Federal funding. The Harris County Department of Education is committed to providing an educational environment free from discrimination or victimization of any kind that may negatively impact any person’s education or career with HCDE.

    Any person may report sex discrimination, gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, gender-based bullying and/or retaliation by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail using the contact information listed for the District Title IX Coordinator, Area Title IX Administrator or by any others means that result in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including non-business hours) by using the telephone number, electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator or Area Title IX Administrator.

    Harris County Department of Education's Title IX Personnel have attended training furnished by Karczewski | Bradshaw | Spalding in compliance with 34 C.F.R. § 105.45(b)(10)(i)(D). Materials from this August 2020 training are available:

    Training slides
    DIA (Local)
    DIA (Exhibit)
    FFH (Local)
    FFI (Local)
    FFH (Exhibit)

Terms and Conditions

  • Privacy Policy
    This is the official website of the Harris County Department of Education.

    Our postal address is: 6300 Irvington Boulevard, Houston, Texas  77022

    We can be reached via e-mail at: info@hcde-texas.org or you can reach us by telephone at 713-694-6300.

    For each visitor to our website, our server automatically recognizes only the consumer's domain name, but not the e-mail address (where possible).

    We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our website, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, and aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit. We also collect information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations, names and addresses, and telephone numbers.

    The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and to notify consumers about updates to our website or to share news.

    If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by following the instructions on how to unsubscribe to the newsletter.

    If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by following the instructions on the mailing itself as to how to have your name removed from the list.

    If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.

     


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