Protesters fight DISD's proposal to consolidate eleven schools

Parents, students, and community members gathered at H.S. Thompson Thursday night to protest Dallas Independent School District's proposal. District leaders are recommending nine elementary schools and two middle schools be consolidated, meaning some would be shut down.

Some schools are more than 100 years old.

"We're going to protest and we're not going to allow you to shut down our schools," said Reverend Ronald Wright with Justice Seekers Texas.

The district is trying to deal with recent budget cuts. According to DISD, the eleven campuses are: City Park Elementary School; Julia C. Frazier Elementary School; Phillis Wheatley Elementary School; N.W. Harllee Elementary School; Arlington Park Elementary School; James W. Fannin Elementary School; James B. Bonham Elementary School; Oran M. Roberts Elementary School; D.A. Hulcy Middle School; H.S. Thompson Elementary School; and, during the 2013-14 school year, Pearl C. Anderson Middle School.

The Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal next week.