Dallas ISD

Dallas ISD board president Dan Micciche and superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa discuss district plans for five schools facing possible closure.

With five schools facing closure, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees heard plenty last night from the parents of students attending those schools — but there aren’t a lot of options, district officials reiterated.

Four of the schools — Carr Elementary, Titche Elementary, Ray Learning Center and Edison Middle — have been on the state’s Improvement Required list for four years or more. If they remain so this year, the Texas Education Agency will be required to close the schools or take over the district. (more…)

Dallas ISD

Trustee Edwin Flores’s (left) proposed changes to a policy governing the district process for school closures has some worried, including fellow trustee Bernadette Nutall (right).

Adjourning by 8:30 p.m., November’s Dallas ISD school board meeting Thursday could’ve been a lot longer if a proposed policy change had not been pulled from the agenda.

Social media (if you knew where to look) has been on fire recently with rumors that Lincoln and Madison high schools were facing closure. The idea that these closures are possible, it seems, stems from a proposed change to a district policy that governs the procedure the district takes to close a school. (more…)