The DISD board of trustees could decide on Thursday whether or not to scale back the workday for its teachers. The work schedule this year includes an extra 45 minutes.
Dallas Independent School District teachers may be more ready than most workers for a holiday break.
Hundreds of Dallas classrooms don’t have full-time educators. Approximately 300 classroom teacher jobs remain unfilled.
There is a consensus among many that the morale of teachers in the Dallas Independent School District is at an all-time low. The issue was a topic of discussion at Thursday’s DISD board briefing.
It could have been a routine discussion at Dallas City Hall, but it wasn’t. The topic — whether to create a non-profit corporation so a public charter school could issue bonds.
Dallas ISD teachers were paid 15 percent of their salaries, up to $10,000, as part of cost-cutting incentives to get them to leave early. But now the district could use some of those teachers back to fill 230 positions.
Many Texas teachers are getting behind a legislative bill that could spare cuts in education funding.
The crisis in the classroom has some school districts turning to incentives, like early retirement.