Board Business - May 16, 2022

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 May 16, 2022. A video recording of the meeting will be available on the district website under Board of Trustees section. 

Salary Increase Approved for All District Employees for 2022-2023 School Year

Based on a unanimous vote by the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees, all district employee work groups will receive a salary increase between 4% and 6.6% for the 2022-2023 school year. 

During the regular school board meeting on Monday, May 16, the board approved a new compensation plan for the 2022-2023 school year. The highlights of the compensation plan include: 

  • $57,000 Beginning Teacher Salary
  • 6.6% Salary Increase of the Midpoint for All Teachers (Minimum $4000)
  • 4% Salary Increase of the Midpoint for All Other Staff
  • $2,000 Loyalty Stipend for 15+ years in Duncanville ISD
  • Additional Stipends and Signing Bonuses for Hard-to-Fill Positions (up to $12,000)
  • Market Adjustments for All Positions as Applicable
  • Decrease in Health Insurance Premiums

The district’s new compensation plan addresses teachers who are new to the profession, returning teachers and veteran teachers, as well as all auxiliary, professional and paraprofessional staff. 


 Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees Re-Elected and New Officers Selected

Trustee Culton and Trustee McNeely Sworn Into Office

Three Duncanville ISD school board members successfully ran in the May 7 elections to continue serving the school district. Incumbents Jacqueline Culton (place 1), Phil McNeely (place 2) and Janet Veracruz (place 3) all retained their respective seats and will continue to serve as trustees for the next three years. During the May school board meeting, Ms. Culton and Mr. McNeely were sworn in. Ms. Veracruz was not able to attend the meeting and will be sworn in at a later date.

In addition, new officers were chosen. Mr. McNeely was elected school board president. Cassandra Phillips will serve as vice president. Carla Fahey is the school board secretary.

Following the transition, Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith presented previous school board president Janice Savage-Martin with a crystal award and expressed his appreciation to her for doing “an outstanding job leading the board through a very challenging year.”


Newly Announced District Teacher Recognized

District Teachers of the Year Recognized at Board Meeting

During the annual Employee Appreciation Event, multiple employee groups were recognized – retirees, service award recipients, Spirit of a Champion award winners and all of the Campus Teachers of the Year. One of the highlights of the evening was also the announcement of the 2022 Elementary and Secondary District Teachers of the Year, who will serve as ambassadors throughout the next school year. The two District Teachers of the Year are Jessica Thomas, Elementary District Teacher of the Year from Charles Acton Leadership Academy, and Myronda Mays, Secondary District Teacher of the Year from the STEAM Academy at Kennemer Middle School.


Inspiring Leadership Academy Class of 2022 Celebrated


Trustees Celebrate the Inspiring Leadership Academy Class of 2022

The Inspiring Leadership Academy’s Class of 2022 completed their yearlong training last week and the group was recognized before the school board for participating in the professional development program focused on developing leaders within Duncanville ISD. In the past three years, ILA members have advanced their careers at home with the hiring of 5 principals 5 assistant principals, 3 teacher specialists and 3 District Teachers of the Year.


Superintendent’s Report

Teaching and Learning Center Ribbon Cutting

Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith provides information about recent events in the school district. He opened his report this month by discussing the Superintendent Roundtable meeting, where he regularly meets with staff members, parents, and community members to provide an update and gather feedback from various stakeholders. The group learned about district funding, budget, the impact of the pandemic, accomplishments, and future initiatives on the calendar. Dr. Smith expressed that he appreciates the collaboration with the collective group and the insight they provide.

The Duncanville ISD Teaching and Learning Center officially opened last week following a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the building renovation. The school board approved the renovation project in January 2000, the timing of which made it possible for the project to come in under budget as there has been a nationwide rise in material costs over the past two years. Dr. Smith expressed his pride that the project was completed under budget, saving the school district approximately $260,000. The Curriculum and Instruction Department will work out of the Teaching and Learning Center, where the focus will be about developing teachers so they can provide their best to students.  

Dr. Smith also reported that 170 Duncanville High School students graduated from Dallas College last week with their associate degree or industry certification. This accomplishment helps students to transition beyond high school and into their future careers.


Other Items

The board agenda items can be found here.

Approved minutes from the April 11 board meeting

Approved financial report for March 2022

Approved budget amendments for May 2022

Approved College Board School Day Assessments for 2022-2023

Approved Certification of Technology Instructional Materials Allotments Use of Funds

Approved RFP for Athletic Supplies, Equipment and Uniforms

Approved RFP for Custodial Supplies and Equipment

Approved RFP for Curriculum, Instruction Materials and Teaching Aids

Approved Memorandum of Understanding for Field Experiences, Clinical Student Teaching, Internships or Professional Practicums with Texas Woman’s University

Approved Teacher Starting Salary, Pay Scale and Compensation Plan for 2022-2023

Approved Education Affiliation Agreement with The University of Texas at Arlington for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Approved City of Dallas Water Utilities Temporary Easement

Approved Local Policy Revision – FDA (Local)

Approved Purchase of Program 25 Handheld Radios

Approved Duncanville ISD and Tarleton State University Memorandum of Understanding

Approved the Nomination of Trustee Dr. LaSonja Ivory for the TASB Board of Directors, Region 10, Position B

Discussed Student Ridership and Routing System

Discussed Lunch Pricing Increases

Discussed Summer Programs Update