Last Thursday, Support Our Public Schools delivered more than 48,000 signatures to Dallas ISD in hopes of creating a home-rule district. Once 24,459 signatures are validated, the Board of Trustees must appoint a charter commission to draft a new charter that would be voted on in November. Seventy-five percent of the commission must be made of parents with children in the district or DISD teachers elected by peers, and reflect the geography and demographics of the district.
Right now, schools operate under a state-wide system. Home rule would mean that the local school board and community leaders would direct schools. The movement has gained the support of Dallas City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates, who represents parts of Preston Hollow. For more information on the nonprofit, check out their website.