Latest DISD Budget Cuts Over 1,000 Jobs

By Andrea Lucia, CBS 11 News

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – More than a thousand Dallas Independent School District employees are expected to lose their jobs in the district’s latest budget proposal.

The district revealed today it is prepared to declare ‘financial exigency’, which would allow it to break teacher contracts for the next school year.

274 teachers would be included in the remaining layoffs, which would total 1,091 in all.  The proposal projects the district will have to cut $120 million dollars from its budget, a number that could change, when state lawmakers eventually pass a school finance bill.

“We’re at the point where we have to guess, and guess a number,” said Superintendent Michael Hinojosa.

Hinojosa said the district will move forward with today’s budget proposal, allowing school principals to plan with staffing and scheduling for next school year.

The budget would eliminate full day pre-K, leaving only half-day programs.  It increases classrooms sizes in secondary schools to 27 students per teacher, up from 25 students per teacher.  It would also slash campus security budget by 21 percent.

One budget item that would get more money is legal fees.  The district is almost doubling the budge there to $8 million because of all the grievances it expects will be filed.


One Comment

  1. says:

    What DISD won’t tell the voters and taxpayers is that while they fire good employees they move forward stealing land and wasting our tax dollars to put in parking lots in-between the Jubilee Park homes.

    They won’t mention that some schools were recently renovated with our tax dollars and now will be demolished just because DISD says so!

    Their contractor friends won’t suffer through any buget cuts!

    Brand new schools…and no teachers great thinking DISD…they refuse to listen to the voters and tax payers if we had a choice we would vote for our Bond dollars to go towards better education instead of parking lots!

    Danger, Danger Dallas ISD lies, cheats, steals and conceals all their dirty deals no newsreels to reveal so surreal.

    Their stealin’ and being sneaky boy it’s been creepy! It can make you dizzy and sleepy but, we got them up in a tizzy. See they have a heart of stone, and won’t leave us alone invading our schools and homes!

    DISD must be stopped! Stand up and make some noise! Voice your opinion!

    To learn more visit and StopDISD on facebook

    Click on the link below to view Satire Video on DISD’s Land Grab

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