Community conversations will collect input and feedback on ensuring equity in the bond planning process

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Dallas ISD’s Racial Equity Office (REO) has scheduled a series of community conversations related to its Equity in Bond Planning process. The meetings will collect input and feedback on plans to invest a portion of the district’s proposed Bond 2020 package of school/facility improvements to create four school-community hubs. The hubs are proposed for neighborhoods served by H. Grady Spruce, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and L.G. Pinkston high schools.

Using a measurement tool called the Community Resource Index, or CRI, the Racial Equity Office meetings will share data about these neighborhoods in five categories—community, family, education, economics and health. The data will reflect the present-day impact of historic segregation and discrimination on students and families. The idea is to involve residents in finding solutions to inequities in ways that improve student academic achievement and increase opportunities for student success.

Virtual community conversations via Zoom and by telephone are planned for residents of the four neighborhoods. The first two meetings are set for 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, for the H. Grady Spruce High School community, and Thursday, June 18, for neighborhoods served by Lincoln High School.

To register to join the Spruce meeting, residents can go to EquityInBond2020-Spruce. Registration for the Lincoln meeting is at EquityInBond2020-Lincoln.

Spanish interpretation will be available at both sessions.

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