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 December 13, 2021. A video recording of the meeting will be available on the district website under Board of Trustees section.
Board of Trustees Approve Hiring of New District Leaders to Fill Vacancies
The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. Cynthia Jaird as the school district’s new Executive Director of Special Education. She brings more than 21 years of experience in education to the district. Dr. Jaird was most recently the Executive Director of Specialized Learning Programs/Multi-tiered Systems of Support in Irving ISD. She has also served as the teaching and learning coordinator and bilingual/ESL and school improvement consultant for Region 10.
Dr. Jaird has a passion for giving students the opportunity to achieve beyond their maximum potential and is enthusiastic about serving the students of Duncanville ISD.
Dr. Jaird earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language at the University of Texas at Dallas, and her Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree at Texas Woman’s University.
The school board also approved Christina Williamson as the new Director of Marketing and Communications. Ms. Williamson most recently served as the Communications Coordinator at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. She has also previously worked in Cedar Hill ISD and Krum ISD. Ms. Williamson brings an extensive knowledge of school publication relations with an emphasis on strategic marketing.
Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith opened his report recognizing the Athletics Department for their hard work and throughout the school’s holiday breaks. With so many sought-after sports facilities and athletic teams that compete well into the playoffs, Athletics Department regularly works through school holiday breaks to support the teams and vendors renting our facilities.
Winter break begins next week and school district offices are scheduled to be closed from Dec. 20 through Jan. 4.
In preparation for the anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases, the district continues to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics. ON Friday, Nov. 19 more than 250 people received a first dose or booster vaccination at a clinic in the Duncanville High School west gym. Throughout the pandemic, 2,987 people have received vaccinations at the district’s on-site clinics conducted in partnership with Albertsons/Tom Thumb.
Additional Agenda Items
The board agenda items can be found here.
Approved hiring of Executive Director of Special Education and Director of Marketing and Communications
Approved minutes from the regular board meeting held November 11, 2021
Approved budget amendments
Approved financial report for October 2021
Approved a contract for mobile connectivity services
Approved second reading of TASB Local Policy update 118
Approved memorandum of understanding with the University of Texas at Arlington for Social Work
Approved purchase of Texas Instrument TI-Inspire calculators or students
Discussed COVID-19 Update