Like dozens of other large city school districts, the Dallas Independent School District grapples with safety concerns in its portable classrooms set up to handle the overflow of students.

But thanks to a donation of 500 cellular phones and 360,000 minutes of local air time from Southwestern Bell, the city's problem was just made easier.

Southwestern Bell donated the phones to improve communication and safety on the district's campuses. On March 23, teachers at W.E. Greiner Middle School became the first in Dallas to be outfitted with the phones to connect them to either the school office or a 911 operator


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