Fort Worth Independent School District
New U.S. Department of Labor statistics show the unemployment rate for people ages 16-19 is rising for the first month of the summer. That’s why hundreds of high school students and recent graduates lined up at the Will Rogers Center in the early afternoon heat. They’ve learned jobs are hard to come by.
Thursday morning officials with the Fort Worth Independent School District announced that Superintendent Melody Johnson is resigning from the District Board of Education.
Six children were taken to the hospital after a Fort Worth Independent School District bus was involved in a crash with a car.
The Texas Education Agency has been investigating Arlington Heights High School for about a year. Now there are reports the Fort Worth ISD school over-reported attendance numbers.
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.