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Fort Worth Independent School District

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Fort Worth ISD Freezes Salaries, Plans To Cut Programs

Fort Worth ISD is now under an official hiring freeze and officials say cuts look inevitable to overcome its budget shortfall.


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Crisis In The Classroom: ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Sends Districts Scrambling

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.


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Harmful Chemical Found At Drilling Sites Near 3 FWISD Schools

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.


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Fort Worth ISD Bracing For Major State Level Budget Problems

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.


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FWISD Says No To Property Gas Drilling

Fort Worth school board members have rejected $2.5 million in bids to drill for natural gas on district property.