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Dallas School District No. 2

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Deadline nears for transfers

Dallas schools won’t take out-of-district kids after April 1

Budget concerns for the upcoming year, and a trend of declining enrollment, prompted the Dallas School board to place a deadline on interdistrict transfers.

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Dallas school board hears policy concerns

A contingent of parents and students spoke before the Dallas School Board concerned about the district’s policy that allows a transgender male (female-to-male) student use the boys locker room and bathroom.

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Transgender policy enforced

Law allows Dallas High School student to use boys locker room with others

On Nov. 16, the Dallas School District sent a letter to parents of students in physical education classes with a transgender student who is being allowed to use the locker room of the gender he identifies as.

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Dallas updates policy on guns

School board clears the air on whether or not staff can carry

The Dallas School District is set to make a minor change to it policy regarding allowing staff to bring concealed weapons to work, but plenty of research, discussion and thought got it there

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Success for school lunch in Dallas

Partnership with Central shows positive results for students eating lunches

The first year of the Dallas School District’s new food service program may not have been a “success” in the profit and loss column, but officials believe it is headed in the right direction.

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Dallas’ TAG program under evaluation

In Dallas School District there are 84 students in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program.

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Gun policy still needs clarity

Looking for a way to clarify its policy on staff possessing firearms at school, the Dallas School District has run into more confusion, not less.

Fifth-year task force looking for options to keep programs

The group has until February to make a recommendation

A task force formed to examine and improve so-called fifth-year programs is working toward a recommendation in hopes of keeping them as an option for students.

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Dallas SD to clarify gun policy for staff

Current policy not clear on whether staff are allowed to carry in schools

The Dallas School District is clarifying its policy on staff members possessing firearms at work after questions arose in the wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting earlier this month.

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No new taxes for Dallas builders

School board makes no decision to move forward on starting excise tax

The Dallas School Board ended its discussion about charging a construction excise tax without a vote on Sept. 14.

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Geddes takes reins at Whitworth school

Whitworth Elementary School will have a new principal when students return to class this fall.

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Decision on tax stalled by board

The Dallas School Board took comments Monday on its option to adopt a construction excise tax, or school construction system development charge (SDC).

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Board declines to purchase drive-in

“Option A” is off the table for the Dallas School District.

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District considers options to expand

Dallas School Board looks at various lots for future elementary school needs

The Dallas School Board approved at a real estate option agreement that allows the district flexibility in selecting a future school site — if needed — in Dallas’ Barberry node development.

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District considers tax on construction

New excise tax could mean more money for Dallas School District

The Dallas School District continues to gather information about possibly implementing a construction excise tax to help pay for capital improvements.

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