Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) is a unique educational hybrid serving school districts, government and non-profits in the third largest county in America, supporting more than 100,000 students and 65,000 educators.
HCDE is a model of fiscal efficiency, turning every $1 of property taxes into nearly $5 in services by leveraging property taxes through fees-for-service and grant funds.
HCDE directly serves nearly 30,000 students through Special Schools for children with profound physical, mental and emotional disabilities; Preschools through Head Start; regional after-school programs; the largest Adult Education program in Texas and school-based Therapy Services, which provides 53% of all physical, occupational and music therapy in Harris County schools.
HCDE's support services include professional development for educators, teacher, principal and superintendent certification courses, school safety audits and training, records management and a national purchasing cooperative that saves school districts and other governmental entities money.
See the Impact HCDE has on the greater Houston area at www.hcde-texas.org/impact.