Families get help with choice school applications

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Dallas ISD Racial Equity Office and Centralized Enrollment are hosting a series of Application Workshops at area libraries for families interested in applying to the district’s specialty schools.

The first workshop was held Jan. 8 at the Dallas West Library. More than 20 families came out to learn more about the many options available at the district’s magnet and other application-based programs.

In addition to onsite assistance in completing applications, families were also assigned a mentor who will serve as a point of contact for questions and assistance throughout the application and selection process.

“We worked to identify communities where fewer families were applying to and enrolling in our magnet schools,”  shared Lesley Williams, Deputy Chief of Racial Equity.  “Our goal is to level the playing field for families by providing support as they navigate through the application and enrollment process to find the best fit school for their child.”

Additional workshops are scheduled from 6–8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Highland Hills Library, 6200 Bonnie View Road and January 28 at Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster Kiest Library.

Learn more at Dallas ISD Specialty Schools at www.dallasisd.org/yourchoices.

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