Longtime citizen and advocate announces run for DISD School Board
DALLAS, T.X. January 28, 2016- Omar Jimenez has filed to run for the open seat for the Dallas
ISD Board of Trustees representing District Four that includes the Pleasant Grove, Kleberg-Rylie, Balch Springs and Seagoville areas.
Seeking to be the youngest person to be elected to the school board at the age of 23, Jimenez is citizen who has been an advocate on issues surrounding the district.
“I’ve always wanted to run for school board because I feel that knowing the issues in the system, I can bring new ideas to improve the quality of the district and I have been an engaged citizen since high school.” Jimenez said.
A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Jimenez is a DISD Product that also attended W.E. Greiner Middle School Academy for the Exploratory Arts in Oak Cliff and back in District Four Kleberg Elementary.
Currently, he is finishing his degree in Mass Communication with a Broadcasting Journalism Track and a Political Science Minor at The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. There, he has served in numerous leadership positions including as a radio talk show host for The Political Hour.
Jimenez, plans to introduce his 10 Goals for DISD which is the platform for this campaign that includes revitalizing the Teachers Excellence Initiative or TEI, eliminating in-house district testing, more engagement with teachers students and community members as well as campaign finance reform.
“At the end of the day I want to improve our district by bringing back the basics to the school district, not fancy stuff that has proven not to work in other districts across the country.” He says.
In the meantime, a campaign website is now live at http://www.omarjimenezfor4.com to learn more about the candidate as well as to contribute by volunteering and or monetary donations. Social Media pages also include Facebook http://www.facebook.com/omarfordallas and Twitter @omarfordallas.