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Dallas ISD Board Votes To Scrap Names of Confederate Leaders From Schools

By Bethany Erickson / September 29, 2017 / 1 Comment
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The discussion was at times contentious, but overall, Dallas Independent School District trustees were unified in their desire to change the names of four schools currently named for Confederate leaders. The board voted unanimously to require schools named after Albert Sidney Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and William L. Cabell to change their […]

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Dallas ISD Property Tax School Board Meeting Postponed

By Bethany Erickson / August 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
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A special Dallas ISD school board meeting scheduled for Saturday to discuss increasing the property tax rate has been postponed, largely because of exorbitant cost estimates for the date picked for a potential vote. “In consultation with Board President Dan Micciche, the called board meeting for tomorrow, Saturday, August 5, has been postponed,” the district […]

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Election Day 101: Last Chance to Vote

By Bethany Erickson / June 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Today Dallas Independent School District voters in District 2 will finally choose who will represent them as school board trustee. Will it be Mita Havlick, or will it be Dustin Marshall? Also up for runoff is the seat for Dallas County Community College District 4. If you still haven’t decided, here is a rundown of […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Construction Costs Throw Wrench in Bridge Plan

By Bethany Erickson / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

On March 26, 2015, the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees voted 9-0 to approve a bridge plan that would start a first round of renovations for public schools that would culminate in several waves of renovations, provided the district could get a $1.6 billion bond package passed. That night, trustee Eric Cowan reminded […]

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Election Day 101: Election Day is Tomorrow! Vote If You care About Dallas Real Estate!

By Bethany Erickson / May 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Just your friendly reminder that tomorrow is Election Day in the area for 53 different races, including four seats on the Dallas Independent School District school board and three seats on the Dallas County Community College District board. I think I’ve been pretty clear about why it’s important to vote in school board elections. Something around […]

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Election Day 101: Why You Should Go Vote

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2016 / 4 Comments

A whole lot of ugly politics has happened during the last few weeks of this school board election. And if you’re like me, you’re dismayed by the antics of people you respected, worried about whether this signals a new round of hostilities at board meetings, and probably just flat out tired of it. You may […]

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