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.