Dallas County residents voted Nov. 7 to dissolve Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency that Dallas ISD contracted with to bus students. A Dissolution Committe has been appointed by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the committee will begin meeting to oversee the closeout and remain in place until DCS' outstanding debt is repaid.
Parents with any questions are encouraged to contact the Dallas ISD call center at (972) 925-5555. A customer service representative will be standing by and ready to assist with any transportation-related questions.
Further updates will be posted here as they become available.
DSC Dissolution Committee Members
Financial AdvisorRobert D. Dransfield
CPADr. Mike Moses
Chuck Yaple, CPA
Dr. Bobby Burns
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School DistrictDr. Derek Citty
Aledo Independent School District
Dr. David C. Harris
DeSoto Independent School DistrictDr. Michael Hinojosa
Dallas Independent School District
Dr. Michael D. McFarland
Lancaster Independent School DistrictDr. José L. Parra
Irving Independent School District
Dr. Jeannie Stone
Richardson Independent School DistrictDr. Tom Trigg
Highland Park Independent School District
Dr. Larry Watson
Cedar Hill Independent School District
Questions and Answers
Dallas ISD anticipates that the bus routes and times will stay the same throughout the rest of the school year. We will continue to keep our families informed about any potential changes.
Dallas ISD families should not notice any major changes during this time, since the bus routes and schedules are expected to stay the same.
Dallas ISD is in the process of finalizing a comprehensive plan on how to best provide transportation for students. The plan explores these options going forward:
- Dallas ISD manages its own transportation system
- Dallas ISD contracts with an outside provider for transportation
- Dallas ISD uses a hybrid of the above two options
Dallas ISD anticipates the bus drivers will continue serving the same routes this school year. Dallas ISD values the bus drivers who are committed to safely transporting our students.
The district would have more control, adaptability and accountability over the bus routes and transportation system.
Dallas ISD recognizes the potential challenges of transporting nearly 30,000 students every day on more than 800 bus routes. The district is committed to proactively addressing any transportation-related issues that may arise. As always, student safety remains the top priority.
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