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CONTENTS
Letter of Transmittal
Executive Summary

1. DISTRICT ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 1
A. Governance
B. Planning
C. Policies and Procedures
D. District Management
E. School Management and Site-Based Decision Making
F. Legal Services
G. Desegregation Order

2. EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DELIVERY

Introduction to Chapter 2
A. Student Performance and Instructional Program Delivery
B. Special Education
C. Gifted and Talented Education
D. Career and Technology Education
E. Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language
F. Title I/State Compensatory Education
G. Health Services
H. Counseling
I. Staff Development

3. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 3
A. Organization and Management
B. Internal and External Communications
C. Community Relations
D. Broadcast Services

4. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 4
A. Organization and Management
B. Operating Policies and Procedures
C. Compensation Plan and Practices
D. Recruiting, Hiring and Retention
E. Records Management

5. FACILIITES USE AND MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 5
A. Organization and Management
B. Facilities Planning and Design
C. Facility Use
D. Delivery and Program Management
E. Maintenance and Operations
F. Custodial Services
G. Energy Management

6. ASSET AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 6
A. Employee Benefits and Risk Management
B. Fixed Assets
C. Cash and Investment Management
D. Bond Issuance and Indebtedness

7. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 7
A. Budget Development and Monitoring
B. Accounting Operations
C. Internal/External Auditing
D. Tax Collections
E. Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) Reporting

8. PURCHASING AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Chapter 8
A. Purchasing and Contract Services
B. Warehouse Services
C. Textbooks
D. Graphics

9. COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Introduction to Chapter 9
A. Technology Planning
B. Training and Technical Support
C. Instructional Technology
D. Infrastructure

10. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Introduction to Chapter 10
A. Student Transportation Operated by Dallas County Schools
B. Organization and Management Practices
C. Directly Operated Student Transportation

11. FOOD SERVICE

Introduction to Chapter 11
A. Organization and Management
B. Financial Management
C. Cafeteria Operations
D. Student Meal Participation
E. Facilities and Equipment

12. SAFETY AND SECURITY

Introduction to Chapter 12
A. Organization and Program Coordination
B. Security and Enforcement
C. Student Discipline and Alternative Education
D. Safety and Prevention

APPENDICES

Appendix A - Public Forums and Focus Group Comments
Appendix B - Public Opinion Survey Results
Appendix C - District Administrator and Support Staff Survey Results
Appendix D - Principal and Assistant Principal Survey Results
Appendix E - Teacher Survey Results
Appendix F - Student Survey Results