More than 700 Dallas teachers, principals and other employees have accepted the district's offer to resign early to offset potential layoffs.
The Dallas school district's incentive provided up to $10,000 for some educators with contracts to leave at the end of this school year.
Officials estimate the buyout will save the district about $45 million in salaries. It comes as a way to prepare for massive state cuts to public education that are expected.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the district had committed $6.4 million from its reserve fund for the deals to employees when the resignation incentive deadline ended Tuesday night.