West Dallas May Not Lose All Middle School Students — But They'd Be on a High School Campus

Dallas ISD is doing what it can to keep its students in West Dallas. But for some in that community, its efforts are too little and too late.Shortly before trustees were to act on resolutions would potentially close five campuses across the district, DISD altered its plans to keep a middle school facility in West Dallas.The district will still close the threatened Edison Middle Learning Center, a sixth- through eighth-grade campus on Singleton Blvd. It will still move sixth-graders from Edison back to the five neighborhood elementary campuses within its feeder.The change, however, comes with what DISD will do with Edison’s roughly 350 seventh- and eighth-grade students. Instead of the original plan -- which would have bused students south of Interstate 30 to North Oak Cliff’s Quintanilla Middle School, leaving West Dallas without a middle school -- the district will move the students into Pinkston High School.“Keep them in West Dallas,” Dallas city council member Omar Narvaez said.”The last thing I want to do as a council member is to vote to approve a charter school because DISD shipped our students out of our community.”  Continue reading...

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