New Deadlines Could Cut Teacher Stress

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Several state senators want to take some of the stress out of budget cuts for teachers.

Thousands of teachers could be out of work, but school districts at this point don’t really have firm budget numbers. The problem is because of contract deadlines they are having to let teachers know that they might not be back now.

Senator Royce West of Dallas says they have a bill to stretch out the deadline for filing an appeal for teachers who have their contracts cancelled from 15 to 30 days.  “During that 30 day period hopefully school districts can get a better picture, if you will, of where the state will be going in terms of funding, and hopefully during that 30 day period there can be some reconsideration.”

That means some teachers who were on the chopping block might keep their jobs and not have to go through the appeal.


One Comment

  1. DallasCynic says:

    If they actually caared about education, they would admit the property tax switch for the business tax with so many loopholes for their “friends” was a disaster and reverse it. In the interim they would use the rainy day fund and solve this once and for all.
    Okay, now we see the truth of things

  2. Joe Kohr says:

    I wish someone would follow on money that was promised to the education system through the lottery at it’s inception….these monies might have helped ease things!

    1. StopSlickRick says:

      Lotto money never happened … just more lies. The money may have actually gone to education, but the educational budget was cut by the same amount resulting in a wash.

      Do you see the trend here? Education is the red-headed stepchild of Slick Rick’s budget priorities. If we let the repubs continue down this road, we’ll be a third world country before you know it.

  3. StopSlickRick says:

    EXACTLY! Slick Rick and his band of thieves stole and misappropriated our tax money. People need to understand this and (1) demand the school funding system be fixed once and for all and that (2) rainy day funds be used in the interim while they clean up their mess.


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