Dallas County

The existence of Dallas County Schools hangs in the balance of an upcoming November vote (Photo courtesy Dallas County Schools).

Editors Note: CandysDirt.com reached out to Dustin Marshall, who has advocated for ending Dallas County Schools, for his thoughts on the matter. We also reached out to Dallas County Schools with the same question and received no response.

By Dustin Marshall
Special Contributor

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Dustin Marshall

On the Nov. 7 ballot, voters in Dallas County will have the opportunity to improve the safety and reliability of hundreds of school buses in North Texas while returning some money to their own pockets.  It’s a win-win situation that voters should seize.

The confusing language for Proposition A on the ballot reads as follows: “Proposition for the continuation of Dallas County Schools Student Transportation Services. Authorizing the continued operation of the county board of education, board of county school trustees, and office of the county school superintendent in Dallas County and the collection of the Dallas County school equalization ad valorem tax.” If voters choose to vote against the proposition, this will initiate a process to unwind Dallas County Schools. (more…)

The board of Dallas County Schools met today in a special called meeting. Among the agenda items were strong hints Superintendent Rick Sorrells will no longer be with the agency.

The board of Dallas County Schools met today in a special called meeting. Among the agenda items were strong hints Superintendent Rick Sorrells will not be with the agency. (Photo courtesy Dallas County Schools)

Embattled school transportation provider Dallas County Schools may have been able to continue its relationship with Dallas Independent School District, but as early as this morning it seemed its superintendent could be the most recent casualty of a recent spate of very bad news.

DCS, which provides busing for Dallas, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Irving, Aledo, Cedar Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Lancaster, Richardson, Weatherford and White Settlement school districts, called a special meeting today.

The agenda included two ominous items –  “Consider Appointing an Interim Superintendent” and “Consider Defining Requirements and Authorizing Search for a Permanent Superintendent.”

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