Under a plan approved on Thursday, nearly 1100 Dallas School District employees will find themselves jobless by the end of this month. Over 500 teachers, including those teaching core subject such as math, science, social studies and English/language arts are included in the massive layoff. In addition, 500 administrative employees, including teacher aides, hall monitors and clerks will be let go as the school district desperately attempts to balance its $84 million budget deficit. But even with these cuts, along with a $38 million reduction in non-personnel budgets, the Dallas School District is still facing an $18 million hole.
According to the Dallas Morning News , two top administrators will travel to Austin next week to persuade state officials to pay approximately 300 teachers with federal grant money.