Dallas ISD Board Vote Tracker

The Board Vote Tracker provides visibility and insight into the issues that come before the DISD Board of Trustees -- and, more importantly, shows how each Trustee has voted on key issues that have the potential to impact the educational success of our public school children.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • January 25, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • April 26, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • June 21, 2018

BOARD MEETING 12.14.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First: 

  • 9.08 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Dallas Independent School District Resolution on Racial, Socio-Economic, and Educational Equity (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 9.09 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Recommended Proposal For Opening of a Two Way Dual Language Tag Vanguard/Academy For Grades 4-8 For the 2018-2019 School Year Located at 9610 Bruton Rd, Dallas TX 75217 (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 9.10 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Renaming of Stonewall Jackson Elementary as Mockingbird Elementary School (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 9.11 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Renaming of William L. Cabell Elementary as Chapel Hill Prepatory: A Personalized Learning School (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 9.12 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Renaming of Robert E. Lee Elementary School as Geneva Heights Elementary School (passed unanimously 9-0)

 

 

board meeting 11.16.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • None

BOARD MEETING 10.26.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 6.11 Consider and Take Possible Action to Conduct the Board's Third Quarter Self-Evaluation in Accordance with the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument (Passed unanimously, 9-0 through the consent agenda)
  • 7.01 Consider and Take Possible Action to Waive Board Policy CW (Local) and Approve the Opening, Naming and Location of Ignite Middle School at J.W. Ray Learning Center Located at 2211 Caddo Street for the 2018-19 School Year (passed unanimously, 9-0)
  • 7.02 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve an Agreement Between Dallas Independent School District and After8toEducate to Provide Drop-In and Shelter Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth for Seven Years with Two 5 Year Option Renewals at the District's Discretion (Passed 8-0-1) with Solis abstaining due to conflict)


Board Meeting 9.28.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First: 

  • 7.13 Consider and Take Possible Action to Waive Provisions of CW (Local), Naming Facilities, and Approve the Resolution to Rename Schools Currently Named After Confederate Generals (Passed unanimously, 9-0)

Board Meeting 8.18.17 and 8.24.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First: 

August 18, 2017--At a called meeting of the Board, action items included four variations on a proposed Tax Ratification Election in November, allowing voters to decide on an increase of local funding to support Dallas ISD. Trustees failed to reach the needed super majority of six votes to pass any of the options on to voters.  

August 24, 2017--No action items voted on by trustees were deemed key issues at this meeting


Board Meeting 6.22.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 6.01 Adopt Board Self-Constraints in Accordance with the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument
  • 6.02 Take Possible Action to Adopt the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument Quarterly Board Progress Tracker
  • 8.06 Increase with City year for Youth Development Services

Board Meeting 5.25.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 4.01 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Local Innovation Plan to Designate Dallas ISD as a District of Innovation

Board Meeting 4.27.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • No Key Issues in April 2017

Board Meeting 3.23.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 7.01 Approve the Tuition Rate of $5250 per year, per child ($525 per month) for the tuition-supported prekindergarten program for 4 year-old children that are not eligible to attend the program tuition-free.
  • 7.02 Approve the recommended school consolidations of George W. Carver Elementary and Amelia Earhart Elementary. (Item was separated and the consolidations were voted on individually)

Board Meeting 2.23.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 6.02 Adopt the Resolution to Designate all Dallas Independent School District Schools as Welcoming and Protective to the Fullest Extent of the Law
  • .01 Approve Amendment to Board Policy AE (Local) Educational Philosophy
  • .02 Approve Amendment to Board Policy FO (Local) Student Discipline

Board Meeting 1.27.17

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 7.02 Approve the Board Resolution of Legislative Priorities for Region 10 School Districts
  • 7.03 Appoint a Committee Consisting of the Individuals Named on Exhibit A to Develop a Local Innovation Plan in Accordance with Section 12a.003 of the Texas Education Code
  • .05 Approve the 2017-2018 Recruitment Incentive Proposal

Board Meeting 12.14.16

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 6.02 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the
  • Resolution to Initiate the Process of Designation as a
  • District of Innovation

Board Meeting 11.17.16

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 6.12 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve (1) Targeted Improvement Plans for Improvement Required (IR) 1 and 2 and Formerly Improvement Required (FIR) Schools and (2) Turnaround Implementation Plans for Improvement Required 3,4, and 5 Schools and (3) Re-Approval of may 20167 Turnaround Plans with Addendum

Board Meeting 10.27.16

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 6.01 Consider and Take Possible Action to Waive the Requirements of Local Policy BE and Direct the Administration to Schedule Agency-Directed Governance Training for the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent of Schools Per the Commissioner of Education’s Letter to the Superintendent and Board President of October 12, 2016
  • TEA notified DISD of required governance training for the superintendent and all nine trustees regarding the District's turnaround and implementation plans for 8 campuses that have held the state's lowest rating for multiple years. Over 4800 students attend these 8 schools.

Board Meeting 9.23.16

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 9.08 Consider and take possible action to ratify and approve the contract with Head Start of Greater Dallas to provide collaborative Pre-Kindergarten services and accept grant funds.
  • Dallas ISD and Head Start of Greater Dallas will continue collaborative Pre-Kindergarten services. This vote maintains the District commitment to expanding Pre-K.
  • 9.02 Consider and take possible action to approve Amendment to Board Policy CH (Local) Purchasing and Acquisition
  • Discussion around this motion was mainly centered on an additional amendment proposed by Trustees Foreman and Blackburn to lower Board approval thresholds for contracts and purchasing from $150,000 to $50,000. In the course of the discussion, Trustee Flores highlighted that the proposed Amendment represented a governance issue that was a part of keeping board discussion away from key issues such as academic achievement and educational programs. Trustee Marshall commented that the proposal was related to distrust between the Administration and the Board. Trustees Pinkerton and Nutall used the discussion to bring up the need for a review of the purchasing and procurement processes in the district. The additional amendment was defeated by a 4-4 vote documented on the right.

Board Meeting 8.18.16

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • C. Consider and take possible action to approve an Order of Election for a Tax Rate Ratification Election ("TRE") to be held November 8, 2016
  • The 2016-2017 budget allocates more funds to campuses while cutting other positions, and increasing allocations for key initiatives.

 

2016-2017 Summary of Key Votes