Dear DPS Community,
As part of the Long-term Safety Plan engagement strategy, DPS is hosting four upcoming Tele-Town Halls as well as an interactive survey to gather feedback. If you have not already, please read version 1.0 by visiting the Long-term Safety Plan webpage.
At each of the four town halls, I will share highlights from the plan, ask specific questions of participants for feedback and hear thoughts and ideas directly from participants. Our DPS community is invited and encouraged to join the following town halls:
- Town Hall #1: Wednesday, May 10, 5-6 p.m.
- Parents/guardians whose last names start with A-L
- Town Hall #2: Wednesday, May 10, 7-8 p.m.
- Parents/guardians whose last names start with M-Z
- Town Hall #3: Wednesday, May 17, 10-11 a.m.
- DPS employees whose last names start with A-L
- Town Hall #4: Wednesday, May 17, 6-7 p.m.
- DPS employees whose last names start with M-Z
These hour-long events will be held over the phone. Based on the town hall you are scheduled to attend, you will receive a phone call from 855-962-1494 to the phone number you have listed in Infor (employees) or Parent Portal (families). Spanish interpretations will be available for each town hall. If you cannot attend the town hall you are scheduled for or don’t receive a call, you may call in to another scheduled town hall by dialing 855-962-1494. A summary of the town halls will be available in all Consent Decree languages at a later date.
In addition to the town halls, we are also seeking feedback via this interactive survey, open now through Sunday, May 21. The survey is open to all members of the DPS community and available in all languages. Please note that this survey is unlike other surveys DPS has administered this year. Watch this video to learn more about how this interactive survey works.
The feedback we receive on version 1.0 of the Long-term Safety Plan will be used to create a second draft, which will be released by May 26. We will then conduct another round of community feedback, which will inform the final version of the plan that will be shared June 30.
Dr. Alex Marrero