Dear Mayor of Dallas, DISD Board, and City Council Members: Save Bonham!
Attention! - Atencion!
All Bonham Supporters -
Dallas Independent School District is proposing to close James B. Bonham Elementary! An ad hoc committee of the Board of Trustees received a recommendation on Thursday, Nov. 17, that eleven schools, including 9 elementary schools and 2 middle schools, be considered for consolidation with other campuses beginning next school year as a cost-saving measure. Please show your support for our efforts to keep Bonham operating by signing below.
Todos los que Apoyan a Bonham - El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Dallas esta proponiendo a CERRAR nuestra escuela, James B. Bonham! Una comite de la Mesa Directiva recibio una recomendacion el jueves, 17 de noviembre, que 11 escuelas, incluyendo 9 escuelas primarias y 2 escuelas secundarias, ser consideradas para consolidacion con otras escuelas empezando el año que viene para ahorrar dinero. Porfavor, enseñe su apoyo con nuestros esfuerzos para mantener a James B. Bonham en operacion con firmar abajo.
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Understanding DISD is facing some difficult financial times, there is still no rational justification for closing James B Bonham Elementary. Remember, this school was one of 10 schools IN THE NATION to be awarded the 2009 National Excellence in Urban Education Award, has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Blue Ribbon award, and is consistently rated exemplary.
Instead of demolishing one of the best schools in DISD, if James B Bonham is being underutilized, then increase its use. Extend it to K-5, or add a dual language English/Spanish pilot program there. Just keeping the current students at Bonham beyond the 3rd grade will put the school at or beyond capacity by 2013 and increase Dallas parents' options for exemplary elementary education. Please rethink your proposed consolidation plan. Promote and invest in excellence. Keep James B Bonham.