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East Dallas parents propose new White Rock school district

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DALLAS -

Some parents in east Dallas want to form their own school district.

The residents who live in the Lakewood and White Rock areas said they are fed up with the Dallas public school system.

They are considering the idea of taking Woodrow Wilson High School and all of its feeder schools and move them to a separate district.

Under state law it won't be easy for them to form what would be known as the White Rock Independent School District.

There are two options: get permission from the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees or from Dallas County Commissioners.

"People in east Dallas who felt like DISD wasn't responding or getting the job done and felt like their options were they had to move to Richardson or Plano. And I said no, there are other options," said Allen Vaught, a former state representative who lives in the area.

Vaught said a smaller district could be more efficient and provide a better education for the kids in the area.

"I think it would be a great idea because I know the school is full right now. It's getting bigger and bigger. People are moving in to Lakewood because of our great schools. So I think it would help out a lot if we broke off and became our own district," said Stacey Schmierer, a Lakewood parent.

State law would also require the approval of voters in both school districts.

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