Online reporting of potential fraud, unethical behavior launched

Confidential reports of potentially fraudulent or unethical behavior in Dallas ISD can now be made online as well as by phone.

Staff, students, parents, and others may use EthicsPoint, a third-party Web site at, to file a report online and to later follow-up on the report. All reports are confidential and anonymous.

Using the Web-based system, employees and others can make suggestions and comments, report fraudulent or unethical behavior, and ask for clarification of district policy.

To submit a report over the phone, call the EthicsPoint toll-free reporting number for Dallas ISD at (888) 203-7954.

Employees also can call the Dallas ISD bilingual, confidential, and toll-free 24-hour fraud hotline to file a report. An outside firm administers the (800) 530-1608 Dallas ISD fraud hotline.

Portland, Ore.-based EthicsPoint integrates Web-based and telephone incident reporting to provide solutions to management on maintaining an ethical culture and environment at work.

The steps for filing an online report on EthicsPoint are:

Click on location for which a report is being filed.

Select specific site for which a report is being filed.

Click on violation category that best describes issue being reported.

Agree to “Terms and Conditions” (required) and complete form.

Create password to follow-up on the report.

After filing the report, a report key is provided. The password and report key may be used to follow up on a specific report.

Dallas ISD students to benefit from $8 million arts education grant, believed to be largest in Texas history

The Wallace Foundation has approved a three-year, $8 million grant to help establish a groundbreaking partnership between the City of Dallas, the Dallas ISD, and local cultural organizations that will work to increase the amount and quality of arts education in Dallas ISD elementary schools.

“This is a huge win for the Dallas Independent School District,” General Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said.

A public briefing will be held Jan. 18 to formally announce the rollout plan and the first neighborhoods that will be affected.