Fort Worth Independent School District
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.