DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Town Hall March 24

DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Bi-Monthly Town Hall on March 24
Posted on 03/07/2022
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The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom located at the district’s Instructional Support Center located at 200 E. Belt Line Road in DeSoto. This month’s meeting is centered on information regarding the district’s finances and the budget for the upcoming school year.
The main discussion will
specifically center around this question, How DeSoto ISD will build a budget to maximize student outcomes? The trustees desire to receive community buy-in on what needs to occur to help teachers have access to appropriate resources and materials so that students can succeed.
Due to the deep desire for the community's input, trustees are planning to leave additional time for comments so that all stakeholders can truly be a part of the process.

The town hall is an opportunity for the DeSoto ISD school board to provide an update to its stakeholders regarding its current focus and priorities and to engage with parents, staff, students, and the community.
As aligned with the Board’s intent to provide regular updates and interactive discussions to the school community per the district’s CAP plan, the forum is held as an installment in a series of bi-monthly town halls to be facilitated by the Board.

The first installment, which took place Jul. 29, 2021,  at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria, reviewed the Board’s Lone Star Governance training and progress.

The second installment, which took place in September, briefly shared a review of the board goals and student outcomes, an overview of the superintendent evaluation tool, a review of the Board’s Lone Star Governance Integrity Instrument, and a district finance update.

The fourth installment took place on Jan 26, 2022, and focused on Lone Star Governance, recent data related to the district’s progress in reaching the Board’s goals related to College, Career, and Military Readiness, and the superintendent constraints.

Following the Board’s presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions regarding the meeting’s agenda items by in-person public comment.

For those who desire to pre-submit questions prior to the town hall, email questions here by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2022, for address by the Board.

Those who cannot attend the in-person town hall forum are invited to view the forum online at