This Week in Dallas ISD: July 14 edition

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Record-breaking donations, Dallas ISD police officers stepping up in a time of tragedy, and a new Back to School website is just some of the big news in this edition of This Week in Dallas ISD.

2016-2017 budget approved

Trustees approved a $1.4 billion budget for next school year that provides funds to open new collegiate academies, new single-gender schools, support for the growing early childhood program, and much more. (Read this)

Record-breaking donations

The district announced this week that volunteers and partners put in record-breaking donations and volunteer hours during the 2015-16 school year. (Read this)

Get ready for Back to School

Dallas ISD this week launched its Back to School website with information on everything you need to know for the upcoming school year. (Visit the website)

Scholarships for graduated seniors

Eleven recent Dallas ISD graduates received a total of $10,000 in scholarships from the nation’s largest African-American sorority. (Read this)

Paid pre-K pilot program

Dallas ISD announced a pilot program that will offer full day, tuition-based pre-K at five schools next school year. (Read this)

Great profile on Conrad grad

KERA profiled David Kapuku, a recent graduate from Conrad High School with a remarkable story of academic achievement. (Read this)

Dallas ISD police officers step up in time of tragedy

More than 15 Dallas ISD police officers and emergency management personnel voluntarily responded to help fellow officers during last week’s deadly shooting downtown. (Read this)

Record-breaking donations

The McNair Summer and Science Enrichment Camp, which is a fun, science-based, worksheet free summer program happening at McNair Elementary School, is one of the many Dallas ISD-facilitated summer camps underway. (Learn more)

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