As lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result – it’s only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.
Republican House members on Thursday were pushing legislation they say will give relief to Texas schools buckling under a strapped state budget over protests from the very people they say the bill will protect.
The Dallas School Board has yet to move toward official teacher layoffs. And now comes a new budget overview that eliminates all layoffs for teachers.
The budget-cutting axe may fall Tuesday night in Fort Worth. Hundreds of Fort Worth Independent School District teachers could lose their jobs following an evening school board meeting.
Thousands of teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against proposed cuts to public education and that group includes a caravan of DISD teachers, administrators and community leaders.
The Dallas School District will still have to layoff teachers and other employees, but a new assessment of state funding offers a a lighter impact on teacher job losses.