More Than 700 DISD Educators Resign Early

DALLAS (AP) – More than 700 Dallas teachers, principals and other employees have accepted the district’s offer to resign early to offset potential layoffs.

The Dallas school district’s incentive provided up to $10,000 for some educators with contracts to leave at the end of this school year.

Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander says about 40 percent of those taking the buyout had more than 30 years of experience.

Officials estimate the buyout will save the district about $45 million in salaries. It comes as a way to prepare for massive state cuts to public education that are expected.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the district had committed $6.4 million from its reserve fund for the deals to employees when the resignation incentive deadline ended Tuesday night.

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One Comment

  1. J. K. says:

    Irony: there are billboards in DFW that say, “Want to teach? When can you start?”

  2. Rick McDaniel says:

    The only way to get any meaningful change in education, is for teachers to simply say……”take this job and shove it”!

    Teachers are now being abused by parents and administration, alike. Time to do something else, and force them to change the system of funding, or close it down.

    1. mbv says:

      I don’t know where you go to school, but at our public school parents LOVE our teachers and our administration is really good. EVERYONE of our teachers love each of our 612 students. I hope we get to keep them. The state needs to find another way ! Do not force local ISD’s to cut teachers and programs so they can say they didn’t raise your taxes cities did! HEY Austin: give us back our education dollars & stop sending them else where!

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