Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

Federal and local officials continue to assist approximately 1,500 unaccompanied minors from Central America being held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Reports from staff inside the building are that the group of 12 – 14-year-old boys were largely left to “entertain themselves” rotating through minimal to almost no activities to keep them occupied.

This week volunteers from Dallas ISD and catholic charities began teaching lessons to the boys. Groups of retired teachers, and central office staff, used leftover packets from the early days of the pandemic to give the students educational lessons.

Susana Cordova, the Deputy Superintendent for Dallas ISD spoke with Education Reporter Wayne Carter about how difficult it was watching such young children sit alone in the convention center.

You can see the full interview Monday on NBC 5 News.

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