Board Business - July 18, 2022: District Gears Up for First Day of School on Aug. 8

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 July 18, 2022. A video recording of the meeting will be available on the district website under Board of Trustees.  

 

District Gears Up for First Day of School on Aug. 8

First Day of School Graphic
New Teacher Orientation Graphic

Duncanville ISD is looking forward to welcoming its students on Monday, Aug. 8. The district has outlined processes and protocols to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all staff and students. 

Campuses will continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms through the campus clinics and school nurses. Rapid testing for COVID-19 will continue to be available for all district employees during the 2022-2023 school year.

Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith began his report with information about upcoming district events. He announced the New Teacher Orientation would be held on July 20-22, 2022at the new Teaching and Learning Center. The three-day event welcomes teachers new to the profession and those new to the district. The goal is to introduce them to the culture and vision of Duncanville ISD. 

Annually, we launch our school year with a staff convocation. This year’s theme is #Dville All In. We realize that when we work TOGETHER, We All WIN!!  Several of our student groups will be on hand to help energize the staff. Our featured speaker is a comedian, Eddie B. He’s well known for turning education matters into fun and light-hearted moments of laughter.

Convocation will be held on Wednesday, August 3. Doors to the Sandra Meadows Arena will open at 8:15 am with a vendor fair, and the main event begins at 9:15 am. Dr. Smith shared the dates of this year’s Meet-the-Teacher Nights for each grade band and encouraged everyone to come out. 

 

D'Ville All In Graphic

 

Other Items

The board agenda items can be found here.

Approved minutes from the June 2022 board meeting

Approved financial report for June 2022

Approved Marketing Purchases with BrandEra

Approved STEMScopes Purchases

Approved Student Code of Conduct

Approved Request to the Texas Education Agency for Optional Flexible School Day Program

Approved Interlocal Agreement Between Dallas ISD and Duncanville ISD for Meal Service for Early College HS Students at Select Dallas College Locations

Approved Authorization of Certain Investment Training

Approved Annual Review of Investment Policy and Strategies

Approved Property and Casualty Insurance for the 2022-2023 School Year through the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas three-year interlocal agreement

Approved Workers’ Compensation Insurance for the 2022-2023 School Year through the Workers’ Compensation Solutions three-year (WCS) Interlocal agreement 

Approved Phone System Server Upgrade and Purchase

Tabled (took no action) Endorsing a Candidate for the TASB Board of Directors, Region 10, Position B

Discussed first reading of Texas Association of School Boards local policy update 119

Discussed Instructional Materials (IM)- Proclamation 2022 (Textbook Adoption)