A “Board Business” summary is published on the district website following regular school board meetings convened by the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees. School board members hosted a regular board meeting on February 13, 2023. A video recording of the meeting will be available on the district website under Board of Trustees section.
District’s ‘Made with Pride in Duncanville’ Honorees Announced for February
Each month, Duncanville ISD honors a student, staff member and teacher who go above and beyond. They are chosen from nominations submitted by coworkers, classmates or community members. These individuals reflect the excellence and pride of our district and they are “Made with Pride in Duncanville.”
The February honorees include Mary Mercer a third-grade teacher at Central Elementary School, and Ricky Thomas the Security Coordinator for Duncanville ISD’s Police Department.
During the school board meeting, Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith provided his regular report of recent district events. He opened his report by bringing awareness to the legislative bills that are a priority to the district. Legislators are still in the process of organizing leadership and establishing committees.
The Senate has set its committees, with Senator Creighton leading the Education Committee and Senator Huffman chairing the finance committee. The senator for the district where Duncanville ISD resides, Senator Royce West, was in both committees.
At the recent TASA Midwinter conference, Dr. Smith attended the Raise Your Hand Texas convening of Superintendents, where three North Texas Legislators visited with them and informed the group about some of the state legislative bills that should have their focus and watchful eye. Dr. Smith also shared that a few of his cabinet members, Dr. Goodman, Dr. Nix, and Dr. Jordan did an excellent job sharing how the district is improving outcomes for students in a standing-room-only session.
Bronze Medalist NCA Competition and 1st Place Special Olympics Basketball
Dr. Smith noted his pride over the Sparklers' placing 3rd in their first-ever National Cheer Association Special Olympics competition. He thanked the students, their parents, and their sponsors for a great ending and job. The Sparklers are under the leadership of Ms. Elizabeth Thompson.
He also noted his pride over the 1st place win at the Special Olympics Basketball tournament. Dr. Smith Congratulationed the students and thanked parents and staff for making this possible. This team is under the leadership of Mr. James Hicks.
Duncanville ISD is one of two districts selected as “Dr. Thomas Randle Demonstration Districts”. This selection was based on the district's track record of success for at-risk student achievement, closing the achievement gap, and demonstrating school improvement across the district. As a result, members of the district's leadership team will share their journey of school improvement during a special session at the 2023 Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) annual conference.
My Future. My Choice.
Dr. Smith reminded everyone that the My Future, My Choice Showcase was the following week on February 25th. The showcase is an opportunity to learn about free and tuition-based PK programs, elementary and middle school choice options, and High school pathways like Architectural design, Automotive technology, Education, and STEM.
The district received the following supply donations:
Anonymous donation gave $970 to Panther Pantry
The board agenda items can be found here.
Approved budget amendments
Approved financial reports
Approved Memorandum of Understanding Partnership between Duncanville ISD and Commit Dallas
Approved Inspections of Vent Hoods & Fire Extinguishers
Approved Food Service Point of Sale Touch Screen Units
Approved RFP 22-23.001 Air Purifiers
Discussed Budget Development Timeline and Overview for 2023-2024 Budget
Discussed TASB Local Policy Update
Discussed Study and Bond Exploration
Discussed CTE Program
Discussed Elementary School Choice Initiative