Dallas ISD Seeks Input on Back-To-School Plan

As Dallas ISD continues to tweak its back-to-school plans, the district has provided a frequently asked questions video with one official, and is also seeking input from parents and staff.

The district announced Wednesday that, now that it has published its guidebook for re-opening, it’s asking for more information as it continues to hone the plan.

And, in a departure from previous requests for input, this is not a survey, but rather a request for comment. Parents and staff can provide that here.

On Monday, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership Leslie Stephens answered some frequently asked questions in a video produced by the district.

Stephens explains that the district does have the option to start the first four weeks of school with online instruction only. School starts on Sept. 8.

In a recent flash poll of Dallas ISD parents conducted by People Newspapers, 54% of those responding said they would not send their child to school on campus on Sept. 8.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at [email protected].

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