DISD Approves 'Excess' Resignation Incentive

"Excess" employees asked to resign by Nov. 1

By Greg Janda
|  Friday, Oct 21, 2011  |  Updated 12:52 PM CDT
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DISD Approves 'Excess' Resignation Incentive

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The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees approved a resignation incentive for "excess" teachers and staff on Thursday.

"Excess" employees are defined by the district as employees under contract but not placed in permanent positions and include many teachers and staff that were cut from the district's budgets due to state budget cuts earlier this year.

Affected employees will receive a letter notifying them of their status as a Chapter 21 "excess" employee and will be temporarily re-assigned as a substitute teacher.

Teachers and staff that take voluntary resignation option offered by the district will receive salary and benefits through Jan. 31, 2012 if they hand in their resignation by Nov. 1 of this year.

Employees marked as "excess," that don't take the resignation incentive will be subject to non-renewal of contract. Those who resign before Nov. 1 will not be recommended for non-renewal.

The DISD board approved a final budget of $1.174 billion dollars in June. The budget included $76.9 million in cuts.

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