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Parents Want New School District In East Dallas

Lakewood PTA

An East Dallas group of residents is talking about creating an independent school district for the White Rock Lake area. They say the Dallas school district is too big and mismanaged. Former State Rep. Allen Vaught created a Facebook page, which now has more than 2,500 likes.

Some parents say they support the idea, while others would like more information. Branching off from Dallas ISD won’t be easy. A number of steps are involved, including petitioning the county to put it on a ballot and getting at least 25 percent of voters to show up at the polls.

Read more at KERA's Class of 17 education blog.

Stella M. Chávez is KERA’s immigration/demographics reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.