Board Business Meeting Summary - 07/15/19

Every month the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees convenes a regular meeting to publicly address the business of the school district. Meetings are held at the Duncanville ISD Education Plaza (710 S. Cedar Ridge Drive). A highlight of board decisions at this month’s meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019 includes the following:

 District Announced New Principal at Hyman Elementary


New Hyman Elementary Principal Derrick D. Ross

The Board of Trustees welcomed Derrick D. Ross as the new principal at Hyman Elementary School. Mr. Ross worked in Dallas ISD for 17 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and most recently principal. Mr. Ross earned his Master of Education in educational leadership from Southern Methodist University and Master of Arts in sociology and Bachelor of Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University. 

Derrick D. Ross, Hyman Elementary School Principal

Superintendent's Report 

Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith began his report with the debut of the new activity buses at the Fourth of July parade. The community was able to see one of four buses purchased through the Penny Swap voters approved last year. In addition to the four activity buses, 10 traditional buses were purchased to replace older ones.


Fourth of July Parade with Activity Buses

With the new school year soon approaching, Dr. Smith highlighted a few back to school activities for staff including a Camp Panther Leadership Retreat, New Teacher Induction, Convocation, and the first day of school.

Dr. Smith also announced that Acton, Alexander and Hastings elementary schools have been awarded School Action Fund Grants through the Texas Education Agency. Each of those campuses is expected to be provided with approximately $240,000 to support for initiatives and activities to further student success. Dr. Smith received the good news about the grant just days before the board meeting. There will be more information on the grant at a later date.

Other Items

Approved minutes for June 12 and June 24 meetings

Approved financial report for the month of May

Approved schematic design and cost estimate for teaching and learning center

Approved schematic design and cost estimate for parking lot on Cathy Self-Morgan Way

Discussion of student code of conduct for the 2019-2020 school year

Discussion of the student handbook for the 2019-2020 school year