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Gary Miller

Success begats success.
My only objection is using tax money for the most expencive school system and school buildings.
Charter school management in pre engineered steel buildings could cut costs by more than half.
Dickinson voters should reject this bond and require the district to rethink. Offering the best choice instead of the worst choice.

Walter Manuel

It's fantastic news that DISD and surrounding school districts are having to look at expanding their campuses because of their increase in student enrollment and their community development!

Unfortunately, I'm sure some degree of their growth is a direct result of students being forced out of La Marque ISD because of their current poor quality of education, substandard finances, as well as, security problems that they offer to their students?

Hopefully after this school year our school tax dollars will go towards helping others to build all of these new schools that can also provide our students with the quality of education that they are entitled to instead of their emphasis being placed on making sure that everyone keeps getting their paychecks in order to further pad their retirement plan. [sad]

Good job DISD and the city of Dickinson![thumbup]

George Croix

Dickinson's population is only about a third higher than LaMarque's as of the last census, but was once upon a time quite a bit lower.
LaMarque has shrunk to about what it was 40 years ago, and Dickinson has increased.
Oh, what a difference a school system makes, and the people running it.
Look even further north for even bigger examples.
Dickinsnon voters, you have an opportunity to dig deep and make a financial sacrifice now that will bring big rewards later for the future children of the citizens of DISD.
Investing is a good thing when it's an actual investment with payout, and not just more money tossed down the drian, as the LMISD has proven to be for too long.

Carol Dean

Before looking at expanding our educational facilities, I would like to know where we stand on our curriculum standards. If Common Corps is being used or even considered for our school system, I would be very much opposed to putting money into something that will do nothing but "dumb down" the standards of education for our students.

Carlos Ponce

Dickinson's curriculum may be found at
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HB 462 effectively banning the Common Core Standards from this state. House Bill 462 limits the use of the Common Core State Standards in Texas public schools. HB 462 ensures that school districts are not required to teach the Common Core and prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting the Common Core. HB 462 also prohibits the Texas Education Agency and Commissioner from adopting or developing a student or teacher assessment based on the Common Core.


If the FEDS.. had their way, back in the day,....I would not know how to speak East Texas "PINEY WOODS"...rat now!!!!! If that had happened,...that would've been some repugnant &*&%!!!!


On a serious note DISD seems to be a school district on the move, and growing leaps and bounds in size and quality. That is a good combination,...and I applaud that community and it's constituents for that. Who would not want to be apart of something like that? Something special is happening over there!!!

Robert Buckner

I've noticed in recent years many area ISDs except LaMarque ISD have had a need to expand their facilities due to enrollment increases. I also applaud these communities for electing leaders that are looking out for the best interest of the students and taxpayers. What is the problem with LMISD?

Carol Dean

Dan Patrick is campaigning on supporting Common Core whether, Perry signed the bill or not.

A year ago when I spoke to a Dickinson School Board member and asked him his thoughts on Common Core, he indicated to me that he had NEVER heard about it and then reassured me that he attends EVERY School Board meeting and even those outside the area.


Carlos Ponce

Every website I can find shows Dan Patrick is campaigning AGAINST Common Core. During the 83rd Legislative Session, Representative Dan Huberty authored HB 462 and Dan Patrick was the Senate sponsor of the legislation. The intent and effect of the bill is to prevent the adoption of national curriculum standards developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative. - See more at:

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