SUPERINTENDENT’S CORNER for May 25
It’s hard to believe, but spring is here. It’s great to see all the flowers blooming and hear the birds chirping. It feels like new beginnings every year at this time.
January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Dallas School District, on behalf of its staff and students, would like to express its deep gratitude to our school board members.
“Can’t we all just get along?”
“Can’t we all just get along?” Dallas has been put to the test on this famously problematic question.
School year off to great start
The school year is off to a great start, and we already have quite a bit to celebrate.
Great school year begins
This is one of my favorite times of year, as staff returns and excitedly prepare for the influx of students.
National Drive-In Movie Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, honors the opening day of the first drive-in and is annually celebrated on June 6.
Monday, June 1 is “National Say Something Nice Day,” an “unofficial” national holiday, that originated in Charleston, S.C.
Body cams: public records?
Cameras of all sorts are everywhere. Sometimes what they record is routine and innocuous, but often the events that are captured raise questions.
Kitzhaber’s 2015-17 budget is more than just beer money
Critics were quick to argue that it’s either too much or too little, depending on their point of view.
Oil prices leave us pondering
The better question to ask, however, may be this: Is the world better off when oil prices fluctuate with high uncertainty?
Call us old-fashioned if you will, but we are growing more and more concerned with what we believe is a disturbing trend: big box retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for early Christmas shopping.
Dallas school bond request an investment in buildings
The board makes many decisions that affect the operations of our schools, but this November we are asking you to help us with an important decision.
Time to take a strong stand against e-cigarette usage
In a sign of how much the world wants to end the habit for nicotine, 179 countries have joined a 2005 treaty that restricts tobacco use.
It can be argued that amateurism vanished quite some time ago in big-time college football and basketball.