DeSoto ISD Middle School Transforms Classrooms to Serve Families

DeSoto,TX - The racks and shelves display things you'd see in a store, and that's what it is at East Middle School in the DeSoto ISD -- a store where families can get what they need, from clothes to toiletries to food.

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DeSoto High choir director one of 10 Grammy education award finalists

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto High School Choir Director Pamela Dawson has been named one of the ten finalists for the 2021 Recording Academy and Grammy Museum’s Music Educator Award.

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Serving in a pandemic, this custodial supervisor for DeSoto High School helps keep students safe

DeSoto, TX - Every person in a school district plays a role in helping students succeed.  DeSoto ISD’s cleaning and custodial services department named Jackqueline Dillon, DeSoto High School’s morning custodial supervisor, its 2020 employee of the year for her work making sure students feel secure.

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DeSoto ISD to Launch Stakeholders Experience Surveys to Aid the Development of the District’s Strategic Plan

DESOTO, TX — With a laser focus on creating a world-class district and improving the learning outcomes for students, DeSoto ISD invites its stakeholders –  students and their families, employees, and community members –  to help shape the future by participating in the upcoming fall administration of its Experience Surveys in December.

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DeSoto prospects having huge seasons heading into big game

DeSoto, TX - High faces a big test Friday night when they take on Cedar Hill in a battle of MaxPreps Top50 national high school football programs.  Eagles head coach Claude Mathis feels good about the way his 4-0 team is playing coming in, led by Illinois quarterback commit Samari Collier.

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Nonprofit joins forces with local bank to assist DeSoto ISD families

DeSoto, TX - Initially, a lack of funding jeopardized the annual DeSoto ISD Back to School Fair, but a local nonprofit has partnered with Comerica Bank to bring the event back to life. Comerica teamed with DeSoto-based 501c3 We the Village to provide grant funding totaling over $7,000 to purchase supply packs for registered families, the district said in a news release.

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DeSoto ISD superintendent resigns in emergency meeting

DeSoto, TX - The DeSoto Independent School District board of trustees voted 4-3 in an emergency meeting Sunday to accept the voluntary resignation of superintendent D'Andre Weaver.

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TEA Report Finds Past Financial Mismanagement and Other Issues Led to DeSoto ISD's $21.6 Million Deficit

DeSoto, TX - Misappropriated funds, abuse of the district’s credit card program, and decisions made by past DeSoto ISD leadership are some of the reasons for the district’s poor financial health according to an 18-page final report by the Texas Education Agency.

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Statement from DeSoto Mayor McCowan on TEA Review of ISD Finances

DeSoto, TX - The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has completed its review of DeSoto ISD’s finances. It has been a long, thorough process, and the wait has been a difficult one for those of us who love DeSoto and are eager to move our schools forward.

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TEA Report Finds DeSoto ISD Paid $330K to Fictitious Vendors

DeSoto, TX - The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released the final report of findings and recommendations for sanctions resulting from an investigation of the DeSoto Independent School District’s (DISD) handling of funds.

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