New home for DAEP


The district’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP), known as Barbara Mann’s DAEP, relocated to the H.B. Bell Building at 2909 North Buckner Blvd. earlier this school year. 

The new building has ample room to accommodate students in the program. Previously, students were housed at the district’s Nolan Estes Plaza.

“The goal is to provide students with a safe and secure environment that allows them to work on whatever behaviors got them here. We address those issues and help students understand how to make positive choices,” principal of Barbara Mann’s DAEP, Johnna Weaver, said. “It’s about giving students an opportunity to refocus.”

To kick off the new year in a new location, students received a special visit from several Dallas Mavericks players for Mentor Appreciation Month. The players shared insights into their own life choices and emphasized the impact of surrounding one’s self with positive mentors and role models.

Grant Williams (Charlotte Hornets) and Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks)

The new location of Barbara Manns DAEP signifies a physical change and a new chapter in the educational journey of its students. “It’s a newer facility so I think the environment is healthier. When I walk in this building it’s fresher and cleaner,” Weaver said.

New address:
H.B. Bell Building
2909 North Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75228



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