District facilities are polling places

On Saturday, May 7, 103 district facilities will be used as voting centers for the constitutional amendment and primary run off elections taking place in May. Department heads, principals and office managers of facilities assigned to serve as polling locations are asked to prepare and staff their facilities accordingly.   

  • All listed facilities should be opened at 5:30 a.m. on both dates. Election judges will need access to the buildings until 10:00 p.m. or until the election staff is finished for the evening.
  • Ensure that school staff cooperate with the election judges regarding setup requests and that polling locations are presentable.
  • A custodian will be required to work overtime on Saturday, May 7Two custodians may split the time, but there should be no overlap of time between the custodians and the combined total hours worked should not exceed 16.5 hours.  
  • Custodial staff must use the supplemental pay icon on the biometric time and must clock in and out, using the activity code 126802. 
  • Please note that at no time should a district facility be left unattended by district personnel. 

Because the primary runoff election on May 24 falls on a Tuesday, a regular workday, no overtime will be paid to custodians assigned to open/close the building for this election.    

Please direct questions to Orlando Alameda at (972) 925-5142, or OAlameda@dallasisd.org.

Prepare to LEAD

The Leader Excellence, Advancement and Development department is launching cohort two of the Future Principals Institute and is looking for candidates.

The Future Principals Institute is a one-year professional development program designed to prepare high-performing leaders to be principal-ready in the next one to two years. FPI’s curriculum is grounded in the essential work of a school leader: leading instruction, leading people, and leading systems.

If you want to see and hear how leaders across Dallas ISD are reacting to this incredible opportunity, watch a special video about the institute: https://youtu.be/DTutNbwJYB8.

The ideal candidate for this program is someone who:

  • Is committed to personal and professional growth
  • Is eager to collaborate and share feedback with peers
  • Has a passion for the people and future of our district
  • Is interested in enhancing their leadership capabilities necessary for leadership
  • Is ready and committed to pursuing a principal position in the next two years

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on May 8. The application may be accessed by visiting the program page at tiny.cc/futureprincipalsinstitute.


Summer is almost here

Starting in June, the district will be closed on Fridays as central staff employees begin to work the summer schedule four-day week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monthly employees
Employees who are paid monthly will work the four-day work week from June 6 through July 29 and resume their regular work hours on Aug. 1.

Biweekly employees
Employees who are paid biweekly will work a four-day workweek from June 10 through Aug. 4. Biweekly employees will NOT work on June 10 if they participate in the four-day workweek. They will resume their regular hours on Aug. 5.

The Schedule
Employees are responsible for consulting with their supervisor to determine the start, end, and lunch times of their daily work schedule during the summer. Employees approved to take a working lunch will only be required to stay at the worksite or be available remotely for 10 hours. Employees will be compensated for the “working lunch” time, and it will be considered part of normal work hours.

Supervisors may allow employees to work a schedule other than the four-day workweek as long as the modification does not negatively affect the functions of the department. In addition, some departments may choose to return to the regular work schedule sooner. Decisions regarding the work schedule are at the discretion of the department supervisor. In addition, divisional leadership may modify the employee’s work schedule to meet campus, divisional, or district needs. An event such as New Teacher Academy or a back-to-school program may require a change to the work schedule in order to provide support.

Juneteenth and Summer Break
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, and the district will be closed on June 20 for the Juneteenth holiday observance.

The district will also be closed for summer break July 4-8. Employees will not be allowed to work for pay while the district is closed unless the employee has received prior written approval from their department chief. All central staff will return to work on July 11.