With the impending decision on whether to close another predominately African American school in Houston, parents and community leaders are requesting that Superintendent Terry Grier be fired.
A moratorium to stop the closure has been demanded and the community, concerned parents and elected officials are called out to come to the Hattie Mae White Educational Center at 4400 West 18th St. Houston, TX 77092 and protest the closure at the School Board meeting Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Jones is not the only school on the chopping block as Dodson, Henderson and Port Houston Elementary and Fleming Middle School are in cue as well.
School closures are are attributed to low enrollment, high transfers out, high budget cost per student and changing demographics.
The National Black United Front helps lead the charge to stand up to save Jones High School.
Below is video of Minister Robert Muhammad giving his thoughts on the closure of African American Schools in Houston.