A “Board Business” summary is published on the district website following each regular school board meeting convened by the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees. School board members hosted a regular board meeting on March 20, 2023. A video recording of the meeting will be available on the district website under Board of Trustees.
District’s ‘Made with Pride in Duncanville’ Honorees Announced for October
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 October honorees include Duncanville High School 10th-grade student Kendrick Davis, De'Evin Johnson the Assistant Choir Director at Duncanville High School, and staff member Amy Kile the principal secretary at DHS.
Click here to learn more about the honorees and why they were chosen.
Teaching Learning Center Renamed Dr. Marc Smith Teaching and Learning Center
It was recommended and approved that the newly built Teaching and Learning Center be renamed after Region 10 Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Marc Smith. The recommendation came from School Board President Phil McNeely and was unanimously approved by the board.
Leadership Southwest Group at Duncanville High School
Dr. Smith was pleased to announce that Leadership Southwest hosted a class day in Duncanville High School was the site of this year's event. The guests had an opportunity to hear from DHS' Agriculture program led by teacher, Elizabeth Gant, and the Computer Science program led by, Tracy Waller. In addition to playing with the robots our students built, our guests were able to take home eggs that our chickens hatched.
National Principal's Month
Dr. Smith celebrated October being National Principals Month. After the classroom teacher, the campus leader is the most important school-related factor in educating students. We are proud to have this outstanding group leading our schools. Thank you, principals, for all that you do. It is a privileged to have each campus leader in Duncanville ISD.
Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Dr. Smith celebrated and acknowledged National Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of the independence of Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Subsequently, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16, and September 18, respectively. Many of our campuses held celebrations to recognize the rich cultures of Hispanics and their contributions to society.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Dr. Smith acknowledged October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Noting that unfortunately, we all can think of someone impacted by this disease. Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. D'Ville Alum and DHS basketball star Tiffany Jackson who died from breast cancer was remembered.
The district received the following supply donations:
From an anonymous Donations for $10,000.00 2022-2023 Boy's Basketball
Anonymous Donations of Food and Snacks to the Panther Pantry
South Toyota donated school supplies to the Panther Pantry (no value assigned)
Davidson Sylvester with RaceTrac on Cockrell Hill donated supplies for Grandparents Day and Donuts with the Principal to Daniel Intermediate School ($132)
Tom Kennedy donated food and snacks to the Panther Pantry (no value assigned)
Duncanville Education Foundation donated girls clothing to the Panther Pantry (no value assigned)
Barnes & Noble donated six boxes of books to the Media Center ($600)
The board agenda items can be found here.
Approved minutes from the October 2022 board meeting
Approved financial report for October 2022
Approved Destruction of Records
Approved Security Operations Center Renewal
Approved Location for Graduation for Duncanville High School
Approved Duncanville HS Choir to travel to New York
Approved Dallas County to Resell Tax Foreclosed Property
Approved District and Campus Improvement Plans
Approved 2022-2023 Professional Development Plan
Approved naming the Teaching Learning Center as Dr. Marc Smith Teaching and Learning Center in honor of Dr. Marc Smith
Discussed Legislative Priorities for 2023
Discussed Safety and Security Update