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District To Dedicate Fourth New School Opened This Fall

Ann Richards Middle School community will celebrate with namesake’s son, district officials, and mayor

DALLAS—Dan Richards, son of the late Gov. Ann Richards, will help dedicate the Dallas ISD middle school named in his mother’s honor beginning at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2. Ann Richards Middle School opened this fall and is located at 3831 N. Prairie Creek Rd.

Dallas ISD Trustee Bernadette Nutall is expected to join Richards along with Dallas ISD Chief of School Leadership Sylvia Reyna, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and Former State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt to celebrate the occasion.

          The dedication will feature student performances including the Ann Richards Middle School Bel Canto Choir and the school’s repertory theatre groups.

          Ann Richards Middle School serves students in grades 6 through 8 and is the fourth of six new schools to open this fall under the 2008 bond program. 

           In May 2008, Dallas voters supported a $1.35 billion bond program, paving the way for the district to build eight elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools, and construct 177 new classrooms on 13 existing campuses. In addition, the bond program will provide roughly $521 million to renovate more than 200 schools, add 19 new science labs at six secondary schools and update 16 school kitchens and 22 lunchrooms. Information on the allocation of bond funds can be found at