Duncanville ISD is one of five Texas school boards selected as Honor Boards by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Each year, TASA recognizes outstanding Texas school boards for commitment and service that have made a positive impact on Texas public school students.
The selection committee’s decisions were based on criteria that include support for educational performance, support for educational improvement projects, commitment to a code of ethics and maintenance of harmonious and supportive relationships among board members.
“In addition to their unity and respect for one another, what has impressed me during the time we have worked together is how responsive and receptive the trustees are to feedback from our stakeholders,” said Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith. “They want to hear from our parents, teachers, and community members to determine how best to meet the needs of our students.”
The judging committee was impressed by the Duncanville school board’s outreach to students and the community, praising their efforts to visit students at home last school year when COVID kept them from their classrooms. The committee also noted the board’s well-articulated strategic plan, well-rounded curriculum plan, kindergarten readiness plan and their intentional monitoring of student growth.
The five school boards, which also include Aledo ISD, Hays CISD, Mission CISD and Tomball CISD, are now finalists for the program’s highest honor: 2021 Outstanding School Board. They will be interviewed at txEDCON, the TASA|TASB Convention, in Dallas, where one board will be named Outstanding School Board on September 25.
Duncanville ISD’s Board of Trustees was last awarded the Honor Board designation in 1996.