Last month, about half of Dallas ISD’s campuses were damaged by a winter storm. In the face of all of this, Dallas ISD and the community have shown incredible resilience.
Dallas ISD’s leadership, Operation Services crews and personnel from the impacted campuses have worked tirelessly to return to business as usual. We are incredibly thankful to our outstanding maintenance and facility workers who have been working around the clock at our schools to repair any damage caused by the weather.
It’s been a tough time. We’ve been through a tornado, a pandemic and now through a historic winter storm. I’m truly proud that we have a strong team and community to overcome any adversity.
I am grateful to everyone who has reached out to help. Every extended hand is further proof that Dallas ISD is not alone in creating the future leaders of our community who, one day, will return to serve their own.
In other news…
In Dallas ISD, we believe every voice matters. Our district is one of diverse backgrounds, ideas and stories, and our perspectives help define us. Dallas ISD’s Communication Services is sharing these stories on “Voices” — a one-stop web page designed to highlight narratives that promote understanding, hope, unity, and equity throughout the district. Voices can be accessed at dallasisd.org/voices.
Time To Learn
About 45 Dallas ISD elementary and middle schools are considering adopting an alternative school year calendar to help ensure students don’t fall too far behind academically because of the pandemic. For more information, visit dallasisd.org/timetolearn.
Work is underway on development of Community Resource Centers
Dallas ISD is moving forward on the creation of Community Resource Centers in four target communities where decades of disinvestment and racism have led to poverty and negative outcomes for students and families.
Planned for neighborhoods served by Lincoln, H. Grady Spruce, L.G. Pinkston and Franklin D. Roosevelt high schools, and funded with $40 millon allocated in the Bond 2020 construction plan, the centers will be unique to each neighborhood and house services designed to remove barriers to student achievement.
A multi-disciplinary team of district staff headed by the Office of Chief of Staff and Racial Equity is working to identify locations for the centers, develop construction specs, select agency partners and services to offer, and create neighborhood advisory committees to guide the work.
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Dallas ISD Trustee
Dustin Marshall, District 2
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