During today's closed-door meeting of the Dallas Independent School District board, the trustees will tell superintendent Michael Hinojosa whether or not they, ya know, trust the dude. As in: The board will "deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; including evaluation of the performance of the Superintendent of Schools." Ron "No Confidence" Price sneak-peeks his evaluation: As he tells KTVT-Channel 11, "We cannot continue down this road of scandal, after scandal, after scandal."
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Since today's shindig isn't open to the pubic, how about this preview of tomorrow's meeting, where there's but a single item on the agenda: approving names for bits and pieces of the recently revamped Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Usually, you can't get your name on a classroom without making at least a $1 million "major capital donation," but the board's willing to make exceptions. For whom? Says the who's-who before the board, folks like John Scovell, Neiman Marcus CEO Burt Tansky, the Wyly family, the Richards Group, Ross and Margot Perot, JP Morgan Chase, CB Richard Ellis -- you name it. Ron Kirk's also getting the Ron Kirk Academic Wing, courtesy a million-dollar donation from John and Lyn Muse. --Robert Wilonsky