As we begin to leave the pandemic behind, Dallas ISD is working hard to re-engage with our communities to conduct direct and meaningful conversations. Supt. Michael Hinojosa will be visiting different feeder patterns throughout this semester as part of his Community Conversations series. At these events, he is meeting with District staff, parents and community members to talk about the achievements and needs of the various communities in the District.
On March 23, Community Conversations will be visiting District 1. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at W.T. White High School. Please join the superintendent as he closes out his tenure in Dallas ISD with engaging dialogue among community members.
The use of masks is still recommended, and Spanish language interpretation will be available. To register and receive more information, please visit dallasisd.org/conversations.
The State of the District celebrates Dallas ISD’s bold moves
On Friday, March 4, the District held its annual State of the District event. It was a great opportunity to be able to meet in person again with principals, business executives, community leaders and parents to celebrate Dallas ISD. It was also a great opportunity to observe the progress and gains made by the District, not only during the last year but during Supt. Hinojosa’s 13 years as our superintendent. It is reassuring to know that whoever ends up taking Supt. Hinojosa’s position, the District has a strong foundation to keep building a stronger Dallas ISD.
Dallas ISD approves a pay increase for football coaches
To better retain and attract football coaches to Dallas ISD, the District’s Athletics Department approved adjusting the current head football coach salary structure. As a result, the District will provide a one-time salary adjustment of $15,000 to current head coaches and adjust the pay range for the position. This decision was taken after collecting data from other districts in North Texas. The District also will review stipends for other coaching positions.
Spring break meals
While Dallas ISD schools and offices will be closed for spring break, the District will provide a week’s worth of meals to every child, 18 years and younger, at selected schools from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 14. This way, we’ll ensure that all our students will have access to healthy and delicious meals during the break.
For District 1, the selected schools will be W.T. White High School and Herbert Marcus Leadership Academy. For a full list of the campuses participating in this program, please visit dallasisd.org/FCNS.
Great things going on in District 1
In celebration of National Read Across America Day, the Dallas Cowboys and Reliant teamed up to support the importance of reading, cultivate a love for literacy and highlight educators transforming their schools and communities.
One of these teachers was Christine Rodriguez from F.P. Caillet Elementary. Ms. Rodriguez has served in Dallas ISD for 22 years, mostly teaching students with the most severe and profound disabilities. Her exceptional compassion and dedication give students and their families the knowledge that their children are safe, secure and well cared for. Thank you, Ms. Rodriguez!
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Dallas ISD Trustee
Edwin Flores, District 1
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