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Did you know…

In Dallas ISD 9 Trustees Oversee:


230 schools

147 Elementary Schools
35 Middle Schools
38 High Schools
10 Other Campuses 


155,119 students

86% Economically Disadvantaged
44.7% English Language Learners
9% Special Education
15.8% Gifted & Talented
70.1% Hispanic
21.8% African American
5.1% White
1.4 % Asian


22,222 staff

10,353 Teachers
627 Campus Administrators
3,306 Professional Staff 
7,936 Support Staff


$1.8 Billion Budget

46% Instruction
13% Instructional Support
19% District Operations
3% Central Administration
13% Debt Services
6% Other Functions

Research shows that school boards have substantial impact on student outcomes. Voter turnout in the May 2017 municipal elections that included the school board was ONLY 6%, among the lowest in the country.

Your Vote Matters!

This May 4th, Dallas County Elections are taking place. Among them, 3 of your Dallas ISD school board seats are up for election.

District 4

Candidates Include:

Karla Garcia
Omar Jimenez
Amalia Lozano
Camile White

District 5

Candidates Include:

Ola Allen
Maxie Johnson
David King

District 7

Candidates Include:

Ben Mackey
Brent McDougal

Read more about the elections here.

To find out which trustee district you live in, visit this site. Enter your registered address and find your member by clicking “My Elected Officials”, scroll to the bottom to find your member under “ISD & College Dallas”.


Election Timeline:

Deadline to Register to Vote: April 4th, 2019

Early Voting Begins: April 22nd, 2019

Early Voting Ends: April 30th, 2019

Election Day: May 4th, 2019


Learn More About Your District

Want to get involved? Leadership ISD can help! Our non-partisan fellows are committed to raising civic capacity around school board elections, encouraging people to get to the polls, and electing trustees that are committed to improving student outcomes.



Contact DISDVotes@leadershipisd.org to learn more and get involved. 

Interested in becoming a Leadership ISD Fellow and advocating for kids in our community with other change-makers? Learn more here and apply for the Class of 2020 now until April 14th, 2019.