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DISD Petition Looking To Create Home-Rule District

If you’re a voter heading to the polls in Dallas Tuesday, you may be asked to sign a petition involving the Dallas Independent School District. If you sign, you would be supporting a change in how the district is run and who’s in charge.

CBSDFW.COM–03/03/2014

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Does Making Up Snow Days Matter? Study Says No

Even in the midst of the pure joy that kids call `a snow day,’ lurks the reality that the cancelled classes will one day come at a cost.

CBS 11–02/12/2014

From a Dallas Independent School District drill developed to help deal with a security threat at school.
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Active Shooter Training For School District Police

It’s after school, but Dallas Independent School Distirct’s police force is still at work, learning how to confront an armed individual. In a training exercise, each officer takes their turn facing a suspect alone.

CBS 11–12/10/2013

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Voters Approve $490 Million FWISD Bond Package

Voters had no problem passing a Fort Worth ISD bond proposal worth nearly $500 million. They approved all three parts of the package that includes money for new classrooms, technology upgrades and new school buses.

CBSDFW.COM–11/06/2013

Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Fort Worth ISD Board Approves Proposition For Improvements

Fort Worth’s school board decided to put nearly half a billion dollars worth of projects on a ballot in November. Voters will have several choices to make — not only about how much they’ll spend but what they’ll spend it on.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

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Results Of Keller ISD Survey Could Mean Changes In District

The Keller school district may be shifting gears after the results of a survey revealed residents think they need to boost some areas of course instruction.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

Lancaster ISD

Lancaster ISD Police Chief Facing 5 Felony Charges

The police chief of the Lancaster ISD has been indicted on five felony charges. Keith Wilkerson is accused of a number of charges including, sexual assault, insurance fraud and official oppression.

CBSDFW.COM–03/01/2013

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Texas Parents Camping Out For Chance At School Transfer

Parents wanting to transfer their kids to a different school in the Arlington Independent School District began camping out at school headquarters today.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2013

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Arlington Elementary School Dealing With Rat Problem

An Arlington school has a rodent infestation, and only after CBS 11 started asking questions did the school district admit to parents that Pope Elementary School have a problem.

02/21/2013

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Texas School District Agrees To Buy College’s Assets

An East Texas school district has agreed to pay $1.53 million for the gymnasium, administration building and other assets of bankrupt Lon Morris College.

02/09/2013

Arlington ISD

Arlington ISD Opens Up School Transfer Process

The Arlington Independent School District is opening up the campus transfer process. The board of trustees voted to open most schools to transfers for students inside and outside district boundaries.

CBSDFW.COM–02/08/2013

Lon Morris College (Credit: LonMorris.edu)

Bankrupt Lon Morris College Campus Sold At Auction

The oldest junior college in Texas has been sold at auction with much of the property going to the local school district and an office supply company.

01/22/2013

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