BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Hundreds of school kids will be absent from this year’s Children’s Parade.
Brownsville Independent School District is ending a tradition of having charter school students dance and march in the parade.
This is the letter sent to Jubilee parents and staff:
The letter confirms Charro Days and BISD’s decision to not include Charter students in the Thursday parade.
The exclusion comes as a shock to Jubilee staff and parents as they had already fundraised and practiced dance moves for the parade.
“I honestly thought it was a City of Brownsville community event and not an event exclusively for the Brownsville ISD. It did come as a surprise. Our kids have been practicing, parents have been preparing like they have been for the past years. We’re very thankful to the ISD for extending the invitation in all these previous years so it was surprising to me and I think to our families,” said Flor Robinson, Jubilee Academies Associate Superintendent.
Jubilee will have a float in the Friday and Saturday parades, the kids will have an opportunity to show off their costumes and moves at Sombrero Fest who stepped up after learning BISD cut ties.
Brownsville ISD has responded via their Facebook: