Your First Look at DISD's 2011-'12 Budget, Which Cuts $90 Million and Reinstates Full-Day Pre-K (On Most Campuses, Anyway)
|From today's first look at the proposed 2011-'12 Dallas ISD budget|
And while no budget's been formalized down in Austin, district CFO Alan King is now looking at a budget short but $90 million -- from $1,251,386,750 this year to $1,160,776,750 next. Only two weeks ago we were told to expect closer to $120 million in cuts.
As noted this morning, full-on cuts to Montessori, academy and vanguard teachers that were proposed only two weeks ago have been scaled back. And the district is also adding back police and security officers are the behest of trustees; there will be one on every middle-school campus. High schools will also get to keep their study-hall aides and parking lot attendants and school monitors. But most important: Earlier threats to demolish full-day pre-K have been tabled ... at most schools, at least. According to King's budget, full-day pre-K will remain "at all locations except C.A. Tatum Jr., Stonewall Jackson, Lakewood, Jack Lowe Sr., Frank Guzick Elementary Schools." ProposedbudgetV50