You read that right — up to 10 percent of DISD’s annual budget funding may be in jeopardy due to the state’s financial difficulties, according to the DMN. During the next few weeks, as the state’s budget picture becomes more clear, school districts throughout the state will find out their “share” of the suffering.
DISD Supt. Michael Hinojosa told the DMN the amount DISD may lose is probably between $67 million and $132 million, depending on how state legislators decide to spread the pain. If you remember DISD’s budget shortfall crisis of a couple of years ago, the estimate at that time was 750 people would have to lose their jobs to trim about $60 million in spending.
Sounds like what has been a relatively quiet school year for DISD so far will get a whole lot rowdier as the new year begins.