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a close up of text on a white background: Nearly 1 out of 10 students expected in Dallas ISD hasn't shown up for classes yet. About 15,000 children have yet to log on to classes, which are currently being offered virtually during the pandemic. DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa expects more students to show up when campuses open for in-person learning.


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Nearly 1 out of 10 students expected in Dallas ISD hasn’t shown up for classes yet. About 15,000 children have yet to log on to classes, which are currently being offered virtually during the pandemic. DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa expects more students to show up when campuses open for in-person learning.

With four decades as a public school administrator, Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa has learned that patience is important when it comes to student enrollment numbers.

On Tuesday, a day after The Dallas Morning News highlighted the district’s current enrollment woes, Hinojosa said that DISD’s forecast was cloudy, but that didn’t mean a storm wasn’t necessarily on the way.

While the district would have to hustle to draw back its youngest students in prekindergarten, Hinojosa said he expected most students to slowly come back to the school, especially once in-person classes resumed in the

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