Diaz, President 8127 Bruton Road, Dallas Texas 75217
To: Media & General Public
From: Jesse Diaz
October 11, 2007
DISD Residence Policy: Maintain, Control, &
Dallas LULAC Council
4496 calls upon all DISD Board Trustees to maintain, control and strengthen
their board policy governing residency status for executive
level employees of the Dallas (DISD) Independent School District.
Our council firmly believes maintaining a strong residency policy for the DISD
sends a positive message to every DISD taxpayer indicating DISD executive level
personnel truly have invested themselves into the communities they serve.
As trustee Ron Price
has stated, ?What is that saying to the taxpayer? ?I don?t mind making a salary
off your tax money, but I don?t want to live in your city.?"
Our council also endorses trustee Dr. Lew Blackburn?s position of only
allowing board approval for allowing or granting waivers to DISD residency
Therefore, our council
endorses Proposal 2: Require district employees at the executive level and
above to live in DISD with exception of requiring board approval for all
I fully intend to personally
convey this message to the DISD trustees at their board meeting today at