Larry Shaw

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Similar District Gets More Money From The State Than Fort Worth ISD

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.


Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Fort Worth ISD Considering Changing Employee Payout Plan

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 student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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.