Leading Off (10/28/16)

DISD trustees to get training, former police chief honored, and a legendary designer dies.

Dallas ISD Board Agrees to Training. School district trustees have consented to two 12-hour leadership training sessions in November or December, a requirement imposed upon them by Texas commissioner of education (and former DISD trustee) Mike Morath as part of the district’s turnaround plan. The board is still waiting to learn details of what that training will entail.

Former Chief David Brown Celebrated. At a retirement party last night at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Brown remained cagey about his future plans, but he did offer up that he’s in negotiations to use a “media platform” to become a “social entrepreneur” who uses love to “heal us in this country.” So, what do you think that means? A Facebook Live talk show? Hosting a Loveline reboot on YouTube? Performing trick basketball shots on Snapchat?

RIP, Beverly Field. The flamboyant and celebrated interior designer died in her sleep on Wednesday at age 88.

Early Voting Is Hot. The number of ballots cast in Texas since polls opened on Monday has been far outpacing the 2012 election cycle. Today is the last chance for absentee voters to request mail-in ballots.