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.

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BOARD MEETING 6.21.18

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 2.01 Election of Officers: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • 6.02 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Adoption of Board Policy AEA  (Local) Educational Philosophy, Racial, Socio-Economic and Educational Equity Policy
  • 6.10 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Amendment to Board Policy EHAC (Local) Basic Instructional Program Required Instruction (Secondary)
  • 6.11 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Amendments to Board policy EHBAF (Local)  Special Education Program Video/Audio Monitoring
  • 6.12 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Amendment to Board Policy FFI (Local) Student Welfare Freedom From Bullying
  • 6.15 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Contract with Head Start of Greater Dallas to Provide Prekindergarten Collaborative Services
  • 6.17-6.21 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve an Interlocal Agreement Between Dallas County Community College District, Dallas Independent School District and: Gamestop for Conrad High School, Code Stream Studios for Roosevelt High School, Code Stream for Seagobille High School, Metrocare for North Dallas High School, and Frito Lay for South Oak Cliff High School for Implementation of P-TECH
  • 6.22 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Interlocal Agreement Between Texas Tech University and Dallas ISD for Personalized Learning Graduate Coursework
  • 6.36 Consider and Take Possible Action to Enter into an Agreement Between Dallas Independent School District and Dallas Urban Debate Alliance (DUDA) as Part of a Collaborative Effort to Implement Competitive Policy Debate Programming for the 2018-2019 School Year
  • 7.02 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between the University of North Texas at Dallas, the Educational Leadership Department of the School of Education (UNTD STEM) and Dallas Independent School District Relating to the UNTD STEM Leadership Cohort Program
  • 7.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate and Enter Into Agreements with Multiple Vendors to Provide Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational And Physical Therapist Assessments and/or Services for Districtwide Use
  • 7.10 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the 2018-2019 Proposed Compensation Modifications Which are Wholly Contingent and Effective Only Upon Voter Approval of a Tax Rate Election, and Which Would be Retroactively Effective to September 1, 2018
  • 7.14 Consider and Take Possible Action to Adopt the 2018 - 2019 Fiscal Year Budget

Link to view recording of 6.21.18 meeting. Use the dropdown menu to find the section of the meeting you wish to view. 

BOARD MEETING 5.24.18

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 7.01 Ratify a contract with Stand for Children for the home visiting project
  • 7.14 Conduct the Board's self-evaluation and quarterly report in accordance wtih the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument

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BOARD MEETING 4.26.18

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • Superintendent and trustee workshop on effective board governance- The trustees along with the superintendent discussed board member behaviors that move a district forward and board member behaviors that cause a district to get stuck. Board members reflected on progress, challenges for progress, strengths as a team, and challenges as a team. The board
    concluded with a reflection on commitments to students, the district, and their role on the board. (no vote required)
  • 7.24 Conduct the Board's Constraint Self-Evaluation in Accordance with the TEA Lone
    Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument (approved 8-0 through the consent agenda-no discussion) 

BOARD MEETING 3.22.18

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First:

  • 7.10 Conduct the Board's Constraint Self-Evaluation in Accordance with the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument  (passed unanimously through the consent agenda-no discussion)
  • 8.13 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Recommended School Consolidation of Onesimo Hernandez ES to maple Lawn ES with Approval of Maple Lawn ES Boundary Change and repurpose Onesimo Hernandez ES to a Montessori School for the 2018-2019 School Year (passed 8/0)
  • 8.14 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Recommended School Consolidation of Sam Houston ES to E. Medrano ES with Approval of E. Medrano ES Boundary Change and repurpose Sam Houston ES to a Personalized Learning School (passed 6/2)

BOard meeting 2.22.18

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First: 

  • 7.09 Conduct the Board's Constraint Self-Evaluation in Accordance with the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument for December 2017 and January 2018 (passed unanimously through the consent agenda)
  • 8.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the 2018-2019 Recruitment Incentive Proposal passed 7/1 with Trustee Pinkerton opposing)

BOARD MEETING 1.25.18

Items deemed as key issues by Dallas Kids First: 

  • 7.02 Consider and Take Possible Action to Adopt a Revised Monitoring Calendar that Identifies Which Student Outcome Goals, Constraints and Progress Measures will be Reported to the Board in Compliance with the Lone Star Governance Manual (passed unanimously through the consent agenda)
  • 7.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Conduct the Board's Fourth Quarter Self-Evaluation in Accordance with the TEA Lone Star Governance Implementation Integrity Instrument (passed unanimously through the consent agenda)
  • 8.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve a Contract with HIPPY USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) for an Operating/Licensing Fee for Early Learning Education (Not to Exceed $17,500 for One Year/ General/ Grant Fund) (Consent Item 7.06, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Bernadette Nutall) (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 8.04 Consider and Take Possible Take Action to Approve the Recommended Proposal for Opening of a 4-8 TAG Vanguard/Academy at Sudie Williams ES and Boundary Changes for Sudie Williams ES to K.B. Polk ES for the 2018-2019 School Year, with K.B. Polk Retaining Their G/T Vanguard (Consent Item 7.08, Pulled by Administration) (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 8.05 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Recommended School Closure of Edward Titche ES for the 2018-2019 School Year and Boundary Changes for Runyon ES, Pleasant Grove ES, and Tatum ES, Unless Titche ES Meets the State Accountability Rating, Then, Titche ES will Remain Open with No Boundary Changes (Consent Item 7.09, Pulled by Administration) (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 8.06 Main Motion as amended: To approve the recommended school  closures of Carr and
    boundary changes for Gabe Allen , De Zavala, Martinez, and Arcadia Park with approval for the 2018-2019 school year, unless Carr meets the state accountability rating, then; consider and take action to approve the boundary changes for Carr, De Zavala, and Martinez.  (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 8.06 Amendment #2: Edison would become a grades 7-8 middle school and co-locate at the current Pinkston which has grades 9-12, whereby if Edison earns a rating of Met Standard under the TARS it will continue to operate under its current number unless
    Edison is rated IR then Edison will consolidate with Pinkston whereby Pinkston will change and Pinkston will change its grade configuration to include 7-12.  (passed unanimously 9-0)
  • 8.07 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Recommended School Closure of J.W. Ray ES and John F. Kennedy ES for the 2018-2019 School Year and Boundary Changes for J.W. Ray ES and John F. Kennedy ES to Cesar Chavez ES (Consent Item 7.11, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Bernadette Nutall) (passed 7-2, Trustee Foreman and Trustee Nutall voting no)


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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

2015-2016 Summary of Key Votes