Dallas ISD Wants to Close a Failing School and Move a Magnet to Make Way for a New Pinkston

Dallas ISD wants to close a failing elementary school and move a successful magnet program to make way for a new Pinkston High.DISD administrators and trustees have started sharing a plan to close George Washington Carver Creative Arts Learning Center and to move Dallas Environmental Science Academy (DESA) middle school magnet at the end of the school year. Doing so would allow the district to use the 20-acre lot the campuses share to build the new high school.That process is expected to begin next month, when DISD administration asks the board of trustees at their February 23 meeting to approve closing Carver. The new Pinkston would open for the 2020-21 school year at the earliest, officials said.“There’s a lot of steps that have to take place, but right now, we feel comfortable with the relocation of Pinkston to the new site,” DISD chief operations officer Scott Layne said.The idea behind the project isn’t new; Pinkston’s replacement and a new K-8 campus in West Dallas were both proposed in the 2015 Bond program. But when Layne, who came to the district in July 2016 from Irving ISD, started looking at a location for a new high school campus, the Carver/DESA site came to the forefront. The campuses are approximately 1 ½ miles north of Pinkston.  Continue reading...

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