The audience at Dallas Councilman Rick Callahan’s recent town hall meeting gathered to hear elected officials discuss future plans for the Pleasant Grove community. Topics included code enforcement, litter control, parks development, state legislative priorities and the future of public education. Updates by Callahan, State Senator Royce West, State Representative Toni Rose, and Dallas ISD Trustees Jaime Resendez and Justin Henry were followed by a Q&A session.
Also on hand for the meeting were the administrators of the new School for the Talented and Gifted in Pleasant Grove. The first of its kind in Texas, the school will bridge the worlds of two-way dual language instruction and Talented and Gifted instruction for students in grades four through six reading and writing instruction in English and Spanish, was spotlighted as a major new opportunity for students in the southeast Dallas community. Principal Ruby Ramirez and team hosted an information table, handed out literature and answered questions from parents and students about the dual language focus of the school and how students can enroll.
Trustee Resendez, whose district includes the new school, touted it as a major step forward for Pleasant Grove and evidence that Dallas ISD is taking steps in the right direction to improve educational opportunities for students.