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Denton ISD Dennis E. Stephens Central Services Building.

In a special session Thursday morning, the Denton ISD Board of Trustees discussed how partnerships with other organizations might aid the district. 

Thanks to Senate Bill 1882, signed into law in 2017, school districts are able to enter into partnerships with outside entities.

Thursday's meeting was one of the first official steps — in what likely will be a lengthy process — toward potential expanded course offerings, early childhood programs and more for the district. 

Board members are considering taking advantage of the law's flexibility to help achieve their goal of increasing early childhood literacy, a goal discussed often during board meetings.

Members discussed numerous other options available through the law, including fine arts connections with local universities.

Board members decided against voting on the matter until after citizens have had a chance to comment at Tuesday's regular meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Central Services Building, 1307 N. Locust St.

If confirmed by a board vote, members could begin adjusting district policy to allow for members and administrators to look into potential partnership opportunities. 

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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