Just weeks after a mass layoff of teachers and staff, Dallas Independent School District administrators are gearing up to repair the financially troubled school system.
Wired PR News — As reported by the Dallas Morning News, DISD Superintendent, Dr. Michael Hinojosa stated on Tuesday that there are now plans to overall the system over the course of three years. The plan is expected to be fully implemented by January.
Dr. Hinojosa met with Dallas business leaders on Tuesday behind closed doors before announcing the plans; however, the superintendent did not disclose information pertaining to how the district would be able to fix their financial problems within such a short period of time. Hinojosa also did not provide any explanation for why there was a failure to realize the spending issues occurring before the budget deficit reached $64 million.
Ron Price, a DISD board trustee was quoted by the Dallas Morning News as stating “Because of the financial crisis in the district, the board needs to be aware of anything affecting the budget – any advice, any decisions.”
Photo Credit: Joe Mabel