School Board News

DeSoto ISD is Soaring Ahead: Hires New Superintendent, Welcomes New Trustee
05/24/2022
In a special called meeting on Monday, May 16, DeSoto ISD School Board trustees unanimously approved Dr. Usamah Rodgers as the new DeSoto ISD Superintendent and welcomed reelected trustee Cynthia Watson Banks (Place 1) and newly elected trustee Chasiti McKissic (Place 2)
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2022 DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Election Results
05/09/2022
The unofficial results are in for the DeSoto ISD school board election, which took place on May 7.
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DeSoto ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent Role
04/21/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Usamah Rodgers as the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent position.
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DeSoto ISD Board Approves 2022-2023 Academic Calendar
04/18/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved the 2022-2023 school year academic calendar during the Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, regular board meeting.
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DESOTO ISD BOARD MEETING NOTES: March 28, 2022
04/04/2022
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The Stage is Set for the May 2022 DeSoto ISD School Board Election
03/07/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees filing period has concluded and the candidate list is set for the 2022 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 7, 2022.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Bi-Monthly Town Hall on March 24
03/07/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes: Feb. 28, 2022
03/03/2022
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Progress Monitoring Update
Monthly Progress Monitoring Update: January 2022
01/31/2022
DeSoto ISD School Board and Administration shared an update on the district's progress during the Jan. 2022 school board meeting.
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Superintendent Search
DeSoto ISD Opens Superintendent Search for Next District Leader
01/28/2022
DeSoto ISD officially opens its search for its next district leader and is currently accepting applications.
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Board Notes: DeSoto ISD January 24
01/28/2022
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DeSoto ISD School Board Election Candidate Filing Period Now Open
01/28/2022
The candidate filing dates for the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees election is open through Feb. 18. Interested candidates may pick up and submit a candidate packet at the DeSoto Instructional Support Center
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UPDATE: 21-22 District Academic Calendar
01/26/2022
DeSoto ISD trustees approved an amendment to the 2021-2022 district academic calendar to exchange the inclement weather makeup day of April 18 with the regular school day of May 23, 2022.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Bi-Monthly Town Hall on January 26
01/25/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom.
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DeSoto ISD to Hold Public Hearing of Annual TAPR Report
01/21/2022
During the regularly scheduled DeSoto ISD's Board of Trustees Meeting on January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM, the district will hold a public hearing summarizing the results of the 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
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School Board Recognition Month
DeSoto ISD celebrates School Board Recognition Month this January
01/10/2022
January is School Board Recognition Month and DeSoto ISD is honored to celebrate its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the entire school district community.
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President Fleming
Fleming Named Leadership ISD As One Award Recipient
12/16/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board President DeAndrea Fleming was recently awarded the Leadership ISD ‘As One’ Award during the organization’s 10-year anniversary dinner.
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Superintendent Search
DeSoto ISD Superintendent Search
12/06/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host a series of meetings in December and January to collect community input towards the development of the profile for the ideal superintendent.
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Town Hall Notes
DeSoto ISD Board Town Hall Notes - Nov. 30
12/03/2021
Board notes are not the approved minutes of the DeSoto ISD School Board meeting but are just a recap of the major votes/actions of the meeting.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Nov. 15
11/29/2021
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DeISD Board of Trustees Approves Appointment of New Woodridge Elementary Principal
11/16/2021
At the Monday, November 15, 2021, DeSoto Independent School District Board meeting, trustees approved the appointment of the new principal of Woodridge Elementary.
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Texas Association of School Boards
11/03/2021
(Austin) – Dr. Tiffany Clark trustee from DeSoto ISD joined 35 other school board members from across Texas September 24-26 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2022.
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Board of Trustees to Host Next Installment of Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Nov. 30
11/01/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Oct. 25
10/28/2021
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Sept. 27
10/14/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board Meeting Notes Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
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School Board Town Hall Meeting Notes Sep. 14
09/16/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board Town Hall Meeting Notes Monday, September 14, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.
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Board of Trustees to Host Next Installment of Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Sept 14
09/10/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom located at the district’s Instructional Support Center.
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Public Comment Notification of Change
09/09/2021
As of Sept. 1, 2021, DeSoto ISD will no longer offer virtual public comments in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act as written in statute.
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DeISD to Uphold Mask Mandate Set by Jenkins
08/16/2021
DeSoto ISD will comply with Dallas County’s recent order which requires public schools to implement a mask mandate.
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August 15, 2021 COVID Mask Update
08/15/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board is scheduled to have a workshop meeting Aug. 16, during which time they will address this matter. Following the workshop, the District will provide more guidance on its position regarding mask requirements.
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DeISD May 2021 High Achievers
DeSoto ISD Board Honors PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Students with High Achievers Award
07/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD trustees recognized Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students in the district who scored in the 99th percentile on their math and reading ISIP universal screener assessments in May 2021. These students ranked in the Top 1% percentile in these subjects amongst students in their grade level across the nation.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Elects 21-22 School Board Officers
05/27/2021
During the Monday, May 24, 2021, DeSoto ISD regular board meeting, trustees nominated and elected the 2021-22 board officers.
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DeSoto ISD and Glenn Heights to Hold Joint Board Meeting
04/09/2021
DeSoto ISD and the City of Glenn Heights invite the community to participate in the upcoming virtual joint board meeting on April 13 at 7:00 PM.
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Corrective Action Plans Update (March 2021)
04/05/2021
For March 2021, both the DeSoto ISD Trustees and District Administration shared a glimpse of the next series of Corrective Action Plans which will become active next month.
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Major Entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights Announce Community Vision
03/22/2021
Several major entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights are launching an effort to better position these communities to serve residents with hopes of improving visibility, economic development and attraction to the area.
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Corrective Action Plans Update: Feb. 2021
03/01/2021
Both the school board trustees and district administrators are continuing to progress through their first series of Corrective Action Plans (CAP) mandated by TEA.
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Trustees and Administration Share Progress of Corrective Action Plans
01/25/2021
The Board and Administration presented a monthly progress report to the community regarding the Corrective Actions plans at January school board meeting.
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DeSoto ISD 2019-20 Financial Audit Report
01/21/2021
During the January 19 DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the district’s new external auditors presented their report on the prior fiscal year.
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School Board Recognition Campus Videos
01/14/2021
Several DeSoto ISD campuses created videos to express their gratitude to board members during School Board Appreciation Month.
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DeSoto ISD to hold Public Hearing on District’s TAPR Report
01/08/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the school community to participate in the public hearing on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report for DeSoto ISD scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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School Board Trustees Announces Virtual Town Hall
01/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD Trustees will hold a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. The goal of this community listening session is to preview the current focuses of the school board.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month This January
01/01/2021
DeSoto ISD honors its School Board Trustees for their continued service to our school community during school board recognition month.
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DeSoto ISD to Distribute 7 Days of Meals During Winter Break
12/17/2020
The DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Department will be handing out 7 days worth of meals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Monday, Dec. 21 at DeSoto High School- Freshman Side.
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Katherine Johnson & Early College Application Window Opens
12/17/2020
The application window for DeSoto ISD Advanced Academics and Early College High School Programs is now open until January 31st.
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DeSoto ISD Opens Magnet Academy Enrollment
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is committed to providing a diverse cross-section of academic pathway that align with your child’s interests, goals and needs. ​
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East Middle School Teacher Receives STEM Research Grant from Society for Science & the Public
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that East Middle School teacher Raisha Allen has been selected to receive a STEM research kit to help students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
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DeISD School Board Discusses Goals and Impact
12/15/2020
In recent board meetings, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees presented and discussed progress measures for student achievement in the district.
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DHS Choir Director named Grammy FINALIST!
12/11/2020
DeSoto High School Choir Director Pamela Dawson has been named one of the ten finalists for the 2021 Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award.
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