November 30, 2011Dr. Lew Blackburn, PresidentBoard of TrusteesDallas Independent School District3700 Ross AvenueDallas, Texas 75204Dear Dr. Blackburn,Much has been said and written by various self-interest groups, the media, andstakeholders describing what they felt should be the criteria for the next Superintendentof the Dallas Independent School District.Unfortunately, the voice of the Latino community in Dallas has not been heard orsolicited as yet.Consequently, a cross-section of several Latino Organizations has come togetherto voice our opinion and speak for the 71% of the student enrollment and 42% of theresidents of the City of Dallas.It is our feeling and belief that the candidates for Superintendent of the Dallas PublicSchools should possess the following characteristics or attributes:l. The candidate must have a proven track record working with limitedEnglish proficient students (LEP) or English Language Learners (ELL).2. The Candidate must have a proven track record with programs that address theinstructional needs of English Language Learners.3. The Candidate must have a proven track record in communicating with a diversegroup of parent stakeholders.4. The Candidate must have a proven track record in budget planning and finances inan urban school system with a minimum of 75,000 students or more.5. The Candidate must have a skill base and experience in working with diverse, racialand ethnic community groups.6. The Candidate must have a proven track record of successful management skills increating teacher morale and effective appraisal processes.7. The Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with the Board of Board of Trustees and be able to develop strong relationships with other governmentalentities.8. The Candidate must have a proven track record in utilizing effective data and researchas it applies to a large urban school district that is student-centered.9. The Candidate must have a strong investment of time, effort in education and a strongcommitment to public education.