DISD Enlists City Hall, United Way and Others to Help Teachers Find Jobs

DISD school board trustee Carla Ranger

Fifteen minutes before it was scheduled to begin this morning, Dallas Independent School Board trustee Carla Ranger posted this notice to her Web site:

Dallas ISD, community leaders and businesses will launch a massive effort to help hundreds of teachers and other staff released from the school district to find new jobs. At a news conference at the Dallas Convention center, Ballroom C, Monday, October 13, at 10:30A.M., Dallas Independent School District officials will join with leaders of the United Way, the Dallas Regional Chamber, city hall officials, and others to announce details of the community-wide effort to help teachers and other employees find new jobs in education or other careers.

Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was also scheduled to attend. I know, I know. No details thus far on the district's Reduction in Force site -- which, hmmm, is no longer referred to as "Destination Safe Landing." --Robert Wilonsky

Update: Ah, here we go: "The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Dallas Convention Center. More than 100 employers, including about 60 school districts, are expected to attend."

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