DeSoto ISD Board Postpones Decision on Teacher Cuts - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

DeSoto ISD Board Postpones Decision on Teacher Cuts

Trustees will vote Monday on whether to end the contracts for employees who are impacted.

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    DeSoto ISD Board Postpones Decision on Teacher Cuts

    DeSoto Independent School District board members delayed a decision concerning more than 200 jobs. A multimillion-dollar shortfall has led to extreme budget cuts for the district. (Published Monday, April 29, 2019)

    Desoto Independent School District board members decided not take action Monday night concerning teacher and administrative contracts, non-renewals and terminations.

    Superintendent D'Andre Weaver says he made the recommendation to not move forward with action.

    A multimillion-dollar shortfall has led to extreme budget cuts for the district with more than 200 jobs on the line.

    In the past few weeks, the district’s financial woes have generated several packed town hall meetings. The DeSoto school district is looking to cut 277 positions, 166 of which held by teachers.

    In addition, Northside Elementary School will close at the end of the year to save money. According to the district, these cuts will save roughly $20 million.

    According to the district, the mismanagement by previous administrators led to the massive budget shortfall.

     

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