Mike Miles and the Looming Disaster in the Dallas ISD

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circle-the-wagonsIn recent days, the supporters of Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles have been circling the wagons. They have called in all of their favors: reporters have written glowing articles about Miles, editorials have been published scolding the public and telling Dallas to get in line behind Miles, prominent business people have written a public letter of support for the Miles and have demanded that the DISD trustees follow through on the superintendent’s disruptive plans, and now Mayor Rawlings himself has joined the fray.

The Dallas Morning News reports that “Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings helped launch an online petition Monday to encourage people to support improving the city’s public schools.” Notice that the petition itself is fairly innocuous and doesn’t even mention Mike Miles by name. The positive fact about the increase in graduation rates did NOT occur during Miles’ tenure; in fact, most people expect the graduation rate will drop if he stays. However, the results of the petition will no doubt be viewed as a mandate from the public to keep Miles in place.

The petition advocates various cliches about education with which no one would argue. One in particular stands out: Every public school must be led by a high quality principal and every classroom by a highly effective teacher.

Just how well is the Miles’ regime doing on this very important issue? The numbers speak for themselves:

Date   range Hired Separated change # of teachers cited by district
4/21/2012-5/23/2012 5 9 -4
5/24/2012-6/25/2012 66 759 -693
6/26/2012-7/19/2012 12 unkown 12
7/20/2012-8/24/2012 237 156 81
8/25/2012-9/21/2012 121 156 -35 10096
9/22/2012-10/19/2012 26 41 -15
10/20/2012-11/8/2012 7 21 -14 10059
11/9/2012-12/6/2012 22 25 -3 10184
12/7/2012-1/16/2013 26 35 -9 10176
1/17/2013-2/14/2013 16 73 -57 9938
2/15/2013-3/21/2013 12 25 -13 9895
3/22/2013-4/17/2013 3 9 -6 9902
TOTALS 553 1309 -756 -194

There are hundreds of classrooms without permanent teachers, let alone highly effective ones. Dallas ISD has simply not kept up with the need for hiring teachers. This data was compiled directly from information readily available on the DISD website. In the month of October, 2012, the district was already down approximately 660 teachers, and yet the number of teachers hired that month was 7. Seven teachers hired during the entire month! Reports of long term substitutes in many core classes were being reported. What was Charles Glover doing to earn his salary of $180,000? And why have the trustees not noticed these appalling numbers?

Well, for one thing, Charles himself is not admitting to these failures. At the board briefing in January, 2013, he boasted about the new HCM hiring process. He prattled on and on about how excited he was to hold the job fair in December to “close current gaps.” The candidates at the job fair were all “highly qualified” and had been “vetted for competencies.” Glover declared that “we had 31 hires on the spot” and that “we still have 92 pending rec’s from that job fair.”

All of this sounded very positive, but unfortunately for Glover and the students of DISD, the numbers don’t support his excitement. Twenty-six teachers were hired during that time frame, not 31, and during the next month, 16 were hired. Where are the “92 pending rec’s” he crowed about? Supposedly, 339 vetted and qualified candidates were present at the job fair, which was touted as being held to “close current gaps.” Why weren’t more of them hired? During those two months, we lost 108 teachers, so our net was negative 66 teachers just for that time frame. So much for closing gaps; the gap instead has continued to widen. Where was the urgency which has been spoken of so frequently?

No one knows the true number of teacher vacancies. It is not known how many vacancies there were in June of 2012. What we do know is that since that point, we have lost a net of over 760 teachers who have not been replaced. The number of teachers resigning or being non-renewed at the end of this school year will only add to this number.

Can we excuse this by saying that perhaps Charles Glover did not have enough applicants to fill these needs? There were 3583 teacher applications submitted to Dallas ISD from May 2012 through March 2013. And what about the 339 candidates from the job fair who were already determined to be good candidates? There were plenty of applicants from which to choose. Therefore, the lack of hiring CANNOT be explained by a lack of opportunity.

What does this translate to in terms of the students? The current number of teacher vacancies on the DISD website is listed at 111. If these are all elementary teachers, with an average class size of 24 (which is what the budget called for), that means 2664 children do not have a permanent teacher, or that they have been placed in overcrowded classrooms. If these teachers are all at the secondary level with an average load of 170 students, then 18,870 students do not have a permanent teacher for these classes, or are packed into already crowded classrooms. If there are indeed many more vacancies than 111, then the number of students in a disadvantaged educational situation only rises. Exactly which Dallas Kids are First in this scenario?

It seems that this petition is actually an indictment AGAINST Mike Miles and his regime. If the children are indeed “counting on us to represent their best interest,” then it is obvious that their best interest is for the adults in this city to find a superintendent who can, at the very least, provide permanent teachers in the classrooms for them.

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Howdie
Howdie

I teach at one of DISD's high schools and I'll tell you the honest truth-- their Spanish/Foreign Languages Department is a mess; one of their teachers was given the slip. That school has a vacancy that has never been filled and a substitute has been giving students As for texting on their smartphones and surfing the web. That school does not post the vacancies on the internet, yet they claim to need teachers. Who's stealing all the money?

Rear View Mirror
Rear View Mirror

Interesting note on STAAR test results. There were 4 kids who got 100 on the reading test, and their Met Recommended Standards shows N....was there extra credit?

Charlotte A Cavatica
Charlotte A Cavatica

This is something I came across and wanted to share.....

So we have learned this year that teachers will literally take a bullet for our kids and shield them from killer tornadoes with their own bodies.

But, if their students don't do well enough (on a scale the teachers don't create) on a test or tests (that teachers also didn't create), our society has chosen to deem those same teachers bad at their job.

Are there bad teachers? Sure. But even bad teachers don't get to create silly laws and obtuse standards for politicians to be graded by, and possibly fired over. And when was the last time you saw a politician shield a grade school kid from a deadly tornado?

There has to be a better way than this core curriculum testing lunacy. I don't claim to know what it is. But here's an idea: why don't we ask the teachers? They're pretty busy protecting our kids from natural disasters, killers, cultural indignities and insensitivity, the kids' own emotional maelstrom and illiteracy, but I bet they'd be willing to pitch in and give the problem some real thought.

If you want to know how to fix a car you take it to a mechanic. But we trust politicians with fixing our educational system? What the hell is wrong with us? - Anonymous

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

Contracts are up in Oracle, IF you are wanting to see yours.

The Owl Howls
The Owl Howls

I tried to listen to the whole board meeting last night, but couldn't stay awake. Did they list the principals they were releasing? How can we find out who has been released. I know Madison and Roosevelt, but how about the others?

E Kim Selim
E Kim Selim

There is a person over on the DMN blog who thinks the reason schools are low performing in the high schools is because the teacher retention rate is too high. Getting rid of teachers is good because obviously an unacceptable school must have bad teachers. I suspect this person is a plant. I refuse to contribute anything to either the DMN rag or the DO rag. So Failure to Communicate and Turnover the reason high schools have the most unacceptable schools is the cumulative effect to teaching to the low level of TAKS in earlier grades, killing kids with drill and kill test prep. With your logic there will be 50% changeover every year and still no improvement. All you did was take kids from a difficult home life and put them in an unstable school environment. Sure, these schools get some bad teachers because the better ones moved on given the stress the system puts on them. Your solution solves nothing and just adds to the problems.

retiredteacher
retiredteacher

DMN Headline--- DISD exodus is larger tha usual. How's that for underreporting that 734 people have left the district from July through February? Why July through February? According to DMN, in order NOT to overrepresent the numbers of people leaving. Let that sink in. People were told about non-renewals in March, so how many additional people made their decisions because of non-renewals and are NOT included in the 734 number? How many total will have left when one takes non-renewals into account? We don't know, as the News isn't saying. What shoddy, inaccurate reporting.

Persona non grata
Persona non grata

Boston Review on Michelle Rhee's new book. Any of this sound familiar and close to home?

"Fixated on teachers, Rhee’s argument ignores other possible explanations for the inferior educational outcomes of American children."

"Rhee’s near complete denial of poverty’s role in educational and vocational attainment is indefensible."

"But how to get there? The answer can’t be solely through a combination of firings and merit pay. We need to do much more than rid schools of terrible teachers and shower rewards on superstars. With or without union busting, the quality of all teaching could be improved with increased entry standards for educators, along with increases in compensation and the standing of the profession in the community generally."

"So why don’t we tighten standards and increase pay? It’s not because the unions or mediocre teachers put this solution beyond reach. Rather, it’s because we lack the political will. Citizens, parents, adults who vote: we don’t seem to want high-quality teaching very badly. You get what you pay for, as they say."

"Okay—but is that the best we can come up with, even in our dreams? Surely we should demand much more of our education system and our education dollars than that. We should demand—and work to achieve—an education system with excellent teachers, yes, but also one with good and very good and good-enough teachers who enjoy decent salaries, assistance in their first years, a modicum of hard-earned job security once they hit their stride, and social prestige the equal of that enjoyed by other professionals. We should demand for teachers the admiration, even the awe, of their neighbors, for the wisdom they daily bestow on their students.

We should demand that those teachers and students work in buildings that are safe, warm, and attractive, employing technology that is helpful but that does not overshadow the content of what’s being taught. We should demand that those good teachers work side by side with talented artists, musicians, and athletes who will train and inspire students drawn to those fields of endeavor. All of these people should benefit from the support and leadership of skilled administrators who are committed to the goals of their schools.

We should demand safety in the neighborhoods where students live and a home environment for every student that is both nurturing and educative, assisted by social services where necessary. We should demand a rigorous curriculum that straightforwardly asks the most of our children and develops their abilities in ways that lead to real educational attainment and accomplishment. We should not coddle students with undue regard for their aversion to repetition or create in them a need for constant reaffirmation of their self-esteem, which does little but interfere with learning.

Were we to broaden our reform agenda to include these goals, we might feel less need for vouchers, charter schools, standardized testing, merit pay, and mass firings. All of us adults, not just teachers and parents with school-age children, might also have more of an impetus to contribute votes, tax dollars, and time to high-quality public education for all our children. Along the way, we might collectively figure out how to put our children first, as Rhee rightly implores us to do. At the same time we might attend to, rather than jettison, the interests, health, well-being, and safety of the adults, especially teachers, on whom those children depend."

http://www.bostonreview.net/BR38.2/robin_west_michelle_rhee_radical_education_reform.php

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

Amongst the bigger headline stories, tonight displayed parts of Miles' own agenda contradicting others. Probationary contract employees, i.e., inexpensive first-year teachers, were actually terminated in the general Consent Agenda Items, not even pulled out for a separate vote. That's right, some of the newbies he desired were lumped in with purchase of custodial supplies and contracts for "milk and juice products." Some were undoubtedly selected for termination by principals who are on growth plans, as one speaker pointed out. I thought teachers were old and used-up after three to five years, not one!

His idea of disruptive churn seems accelerated, on steroids or meth. Just how much money is this guy trying to skim off the teacher salary budget? There are so many anti-education agendas at work here that it is actually dizzying.

E Kim Selim
E Kim Selim

The 7-2 vote to get rid of Willard and Shaver had little to do with those principals.  It was a vote of support to back the business community and support FMM on all things he does.  It was a big loss for the teachers and the students of DISD.  The only recourse is federal court at this stage but they will lie their way out of that and they have deep pockets.  We can complain all we want on this blog but it has little impact.  This BOT meeting was a turning point and Medrano's replacement will further solidify the BOT on Miles' side.  It is going to be one hell of a nightmare in the near future unless an organized opposition formulates.

retiredteacher
retiredteacher

Just saw Diane Birdwell, last speaker before the BOT meeting, give FMM hell about last minute changes to procedures, certainly well deserved. This year the right hand has not known what the left hand is doing ALL YEAR. Capricious, last minute decisions have caused havoc in schools, When will this short clown stop micromanaging?

Ghost
Ghost

So they voted to fire Roosevelt & Madison's principals. Well that explains why Ranger wanted a split vote.

E Kim Selim
E Kim Selim

I am still in shock that during the Board meeting a veteran DISD teacher said they had to wear a red arm band at a recent job fair so principals could identify them.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

Why is everyone on this blog so quiet about the non-renewals? The BOT just went into closed session. Miles and his people failed to provide them with the most updated list of teachers and principals who are recommended for non-renewal (termination,) and Trustee B. Nutall was having none of it. They went in at 8:45 pm and have not come out.

Vendetta
Vendetta

I'm taking bets! Who'd like to bet that the good people that run DISD will be offering signing bonuses to teachers new to the district?

S54 Time
S54 Time

@Aztec Warrior Interesting..........I just went to Oracle and it states that my contract isn't available yet.  I haven't been non-renewed (at least that I am aware of).  Does DISD upload these over time or all at once?


Disrupted DISD
Disrupted DISD

@The Owl Howls 

There were only 2 principals on the list.  The rest either resigned, were reassigned, or were removed from the list.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@retiredteacher Non-renewals were around 450, as stated in the BOT meeting last night. Add that to the 734, and thrown in some who resigned within the allotted FOUR DAY WINDOW, and you have at least 1200.

Rigor Seriously
Rigor Seriously

Why not show numbers from May to May. You will see alot got out after they announced Miles and they did some research. Conrad lost more teachers than is depicted. Mostly do to poor treatment by the principal but I think the writing was on the wall.

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@Quo Qu ohhh Why were there no questions about teachers? How many teachers were on the non-renewal list. While the 2 PRINCIPALS are relevant, I'm more interested/concerned about the number of teachers. Also the board assured us they'll get due process, but they don't seem interested in questioning how they might have gotten on the list in the first place.

Release the Toxins
Release the Toxins

@E Kim Selim The two principals clearly need to take the district to court - especially when they have increased student achievement rates in very tough school communities! This is a sad time in the DISD...

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@retiredteacher Yes, the same Diane that was praised earlier in the evening by her trustee for the work she does with having kids meet military heroes. Hope that fact wasn't lost on him.

We saw in his WFAA interview (and also from Harrison) he downplays any detractors by claiming more supporters, labeling them in some way, or just ignoring them. The more award winning teachers/staff that stand up, the less likely it will be to dismiss what is being said.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

I am confused on that. I was at that job fair, and can only guess that it was something used to give DISD non-renewed people priority, but then became the Scarlet Letter she described.

Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa

They have to do it for bilingual teachers; otherwise they will run more waivers. They have to go back to $4000 or $5000 for the Stipend for current teachers. Every other district around Dallas is doing it.

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@Vendetta What to do you mean will? They already have!

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@CMF @Aztec Warrior As another pointed out, make sure you are "viewing contract" not just clicking the "print" contract. Mine was out there, although it wouldn't be unusual for them to put them up in batches.

The Owl Howls
The Owl Howls

@Disrupted DISD @The Owl Howls Thanks, the lack of communication in our district is the worst I've ever experienced. Everything is a secret,  staff are afraid to say anything.  I still have yet to see an organizational chart with names or a salary schedule (I know that Miles doesn't have salary schedules, I guess that would be to transparent!)

Nelie Shison Wormsey
Nelie Shison Wormsey

@Disrupted DISD @The Owl Howls If we worked under one of these principals who have resigned or been reassigned, would we know by now?  Can I "hope" that my principal has resigned or been reassigned, and it just hasn't been made public yet?


S54 Time
S54 Time

@Quo Qu ohhh @retiredteacher  That doesn't begin to cover those who will leave after June 13, I suspect the amount of vacancies will skyrocket.    How in the hell are the idiots in HR ever going to fill the holes?  This entire district (bar the Magnets and a few others) IS A JOKE!!!!   I am at  a point that I am ashamed to admit I get my paycheck from this moron machine!!!

Disrupted DISD
Disrupted DISD

@Quo Qu ohhh @retiredteacher 

Any idea how many will resign by the July deadline?  I have heard that many are currently looking for other jobs- and that will shoot the number way over 1200, I fear. 

If Glover couldn't fill the positions this year, next year will be a complete wash for the children.  I so wish these "reformers" had their children in DISD so they could partake of the misery along with everyone else.  But they are sheltered in their ivory towers and will not be affected.

Disrupted DISD
Disrupted DISD

@Rigor Seriously  

I think Tawnell said in her article that she plans to followup the article as the new numbers are available.  May is not even over yet- they obviously don't have the totals.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@Aztec Warrior @Quo Qu ohhh In case I wasn't clear, there is no due process for new teachers. None. The list included tons of people whose schools may have had lower projected enrollment or other budget decreases. However, employees of DISD are employees of the district, not a particular campus. At any time, they can be placed on another assignment, according to contracts. So why terminate contracts when there is already a teacher shortage? 

Here is my theory: Miles is addicted to churn like some people are hooked on the rush of extreme sports or skydiving, and the BOT is allowing his whims and indulgences, regardless of the effects these have on students and teachers who were around before   the anointing of Kim Jong Wrong.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@Aztec Warrior @Quo Qu ohhh 444 teachers. This is the number used last night, and presumably does not include those who resigned after receiving the Intent letters. Most teachers that I know had good to excellent evaluations, but were cut due to budget issues. Probationary contract terminations can not be appealed, or "have a hearing," as trustee Dan Micceche pointed out last night out, possibly as an attempt to make the axe seem less brutal. "You can apply to have your head reattached once we chop it off! You have 15 days." The trustee neglected to mention that first year teachers or those new to DISD have no hope of re-capitation. 

They are encouraged to attend job fairs in search of a new.. ok, the metaphor is getting heavy-handed here, but you get the idea.


Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@Pancho Villa Wish they "had" to treat us decently, too.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@Juliette Low I have a paper copy from last year. It was there on my contract, if a bit wordier. Its legal and practical implications are the exact same thing.

This has been part of contracts in the past, standard, usually only used when there are programmatic changes in the beginning of the year, and teachers end up in a kind of limbo - under contract, but their positions no longer exist. They have ended up being moved around as subs and hall monitors until something appropriate opens up.

The fact that it stands out now ties to Miles' comments about wanting to move the "best" teachers to the areas of "greatest need," whether they want to go or not.

Juliette Low
Juliette Low

@Persona non grata Once the contract is signed, you cannot open it back up.

#3. The superintendent or his agent may place or reassign you at his discretion based on the needs of the district to any position that your certificate will allow.

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@13th Year @CMF @Aztec Warrior @Juliette Low Thanks, I think I missed that, as I can see the contract now. #3 seems the same to me, but we may need to refer back to this part at some point.

The District shall conduct at least one written evaluation of Educator during each school year. If the evaluation is relevant to a reason for a proposal to non-renew the contract, the Board shall consider the most recent evaluation before making a decision not to renew Educator's contract. The Board's employment policies shall include reasons for not renewing Educator's contract at the end of a school year.

The Owl Howls
The Owl Howls

@mik534 @The Owl Howls I know nothing, however I've been in your position so I understand. Why can't they post the principal assignments before the transfer period. It might prevent so many transfers.

DISD Teach
DISD Teach

The principal at my particular school has not been there for the last six weeks or so, and I'm not at either one of those schools. I'd suspect there are more situations like this. Nothing is as it seems. Damage control and spin is the name of the game. I'm trying myself to get on out of Dodge. Add me to the exodus.

A is for Abigail
A is for Abigail

@Persona non grata I think several of them do have morals and if they were to spend just a week full-time on a campus, I think they'd quit listening to the reformers.

They are able to be money-grabbers bc they are never faced with the actual kids on actual campuses.  A week among us instead of the business types would fix that for a few of them.

Persona non grata
Persona non grata

Abigail,

How can the BOT not know the depth of the problem or the consequences? I am one who cannot get my head around the possibility of them NOT knowing full well what's going on and what the consequences are going to be.

Many posts here and examples from across the US point to a well orchestrated plan: implode DISD and allow for-profit charters to come to the "rescue".

As trite as the comment is by now, it's all about money and not what's best for the desperate class of low SES and minority children.

No, the BOT knows exactly what's happening, the consequences and who's going to PROFIT!

A is for Abigail
A is for Abigail

@Quo Qu ohhh @CMF The trustees cannot know the depth of the problem or even begin to wrap their minds around the consequences.

Some teachers at my school have said they are leaving, others are leaving but not saying until June 13th.  Some plan to wait until July to resign just to be on the safe side!  

Even worse, administrators at my school are interviewing outside the district and, other than a couple of us, no one knows!

Demean and threaten campus staff and the good ones will try to leave--many will succeed, too.  And although Miles is temporary, the loss of the good teachers will be permanent.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@CMF Love the phrase Moron Machine!! Alliterative and evocative of Mike Miles' initials. I will take the liberty of adding FMM on this dark day in the district, which could be Floyd or F___ing Moron Machine.

Since I am already being somewhat impolite, I'll go ahead and pair it with the previous hilarious Fecal Point.

FMM's FP = MRS DOLLO's daddy.

We must take our amusements where we find them during troubled times.

Everything I've heard indicates a mass exodus this summer. I mentioned this to a trustee recently, and got a blank-faced response. Please tell me this was deliberate - somehow it would be even worse if they were signing off on all this abuse and insanity due to ignorance. At this point, I think I'd rather believe it is all deliberate and planned, as opposed to some massive disgusting accident or misunderstanding!

Disrupted DISD
Disrupted DISD

@Quo Qu ohhh @Aztec Warrior 

I do not understand how teachers can be non-renewed due to "budget cuts" when #1- there has been no budget presented nor approved by the trustees, and #2- we are getting MORE money from the state- perhaps as much as $50-60 million, by some estimates. 

 So WHY are we cutting teachers, especially when DISD has not been fully staffed ALL YEAR LONG?

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@Quo Qu ohhh @Aztec Warrior Where are those leaders in regards to the failure to properly implement a bilingual program that works? Where was LULAC when they cut bilingual stipends, making bilingual, speciad ed. and science people the only people to have officially taken a pay cut. Didn't hear anything from them about that. Why don't we hear anything about the bilingual visa holders who are essentially indentured servants to the district--they can't leave DISD because of their VISA, and all the paperwork they were promised at signing mysteriously moves at a snail's pace. The flight of certified bilingual people would be even greater if not for these paper-work challenged people. Who's looking out for them?

All I hear from them makes it sound like a "black on tan" issue. They are happy he's getting rid of some blacks, because the blacks won't listen to them and try to shut them out of schools.

Have they heard what Miles thinks of bilingual education? Me either! Sadly, their support of Mr. Miles does not appear to be based on quality of education for their children.

Disrupted DISD
Disrupted DISD

@Quo Qu ohhh @Aztec Warrior 

The answer to that lies in counting how many of Bea Martinez' family members are on the DISD payroll. Of course, she will come out in support of Miles.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@Aztec Warrior They don't treat anyone decently. Why did the LULAC and other Hispanic organization speakers speak out at last night's BOT meeting in support of Miles? He is not here to help Hispanic students, teachers, or administrators, or really anyone but himself and his business pals.

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1. Disruptive Change: Mike Miles and the Crisis In Dallas ISD, which has been prepared with consultation by education academics, extensive research, review of data and education literature, and meetings and interviews with people of Dallas holding varying and sometimes conflicting points of view;

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Carla Ranger, 2nd Vice President
District 6
Term Expires 2014
cranger@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Southwest Dallas

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
Term Expires 2015
benutall@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people in order to betray them." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Open Mike Community Meetings 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
DATE LOCATION • ADDRESS
Monday,

May 12
Seagoville High School • 15920 Seagoville Rd., 75253