Fort Worth Independent School District
The Texas House passed its version of the budget Sunday, slashing myriad public services in a showing that cut $23 billion from current spending levels.
Despite having similar enrollment and economic demographics, the Austin Independent School District receives about $1,000 more per child from the state than Fort Worth ISD.
One by one Tuesday, Fort Worth high school students asked the school board not to cut the district’s program aimed at helping disadvantaged youngsters get on track to go to college.
Fort Worth teachers considering retirement or resignation now have more motivation. FWISD Superintendent Melody Johnson will ask the school board to boost early notification incentive pay to $5,000.
In its long list of sometimes unpopular ideas for cutting the budget, Fort Worth ISD is now looking at one of the most controversial: changes to its Terminal Pay program, which planners say could eventually save tens of millions of dollars.
A Fort Worth assistant principal says he was fired out of retaliation, but that’s not what the state is saying. An examiner with the Texas Education Agency upheld the Fort Worth ISD’s firing of Joseph Palazzolo.
Fort Worth ISD is now under an official hiring freeze and officials say cuts look inevitable to overcome its budget shortfall.
On Jan. 18, school district officials got their first view of the preliminary state budget for 2012-2013 and noticed a gaping hole where revenue for public education is usually assigned: $9.3 billion was chopped out of it.
The Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods presented scientific evidence to a group of about 25 parents Thursday that showed high levels of carbon disulfide found near three FWISD schools.
With sweeping budget cuts looming in the state of Texas, school districts are in a dire situation. The state contributes $25 billion to public schools, but House Bill 1 intends to cut that by about $9.5 billion, leaving school districts looking at drastic changes.
Fort Worth school board members have rejected $2.5 million in bids to drill for natural gas on district property.