DISD budget-crisis primer: Facts and figures

DISD teachers are wary of the uncertainty involving their jobs. Taxpayers are upset because they don’t know what happened to their money. DISD parents are mad because their children are going to be facing changes at school. And the school board has declared a state of financial emergency but hasn’t decided what to do about it yet — part of that answer will probably be coming at Thursday’s 3 p.m. DISD board meeting. If you happened to be out of town and out of touch the past 10 days or so, that’s what you’ve missed in DISD’s ongoing $64 or $85 million budgeting problem. And for a quick catch-up on the issues, the DMN’s education reporters have put together a Q&A that does a good job of explaining the facts, at least as they are known right now.


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