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- School superintendents battle big budget cuts
- by BRAD WATSON
- Posted on January 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM
- Dallas would lose $240 million under the House budget bill. Fort Worth would be cut $54 million, Arlington $37 million, Frisco $84 million, McKinney $36 million, Plano $59 million and Richardson $42 million.
- If Dallas is not spared the possible cuts, layoffs won't be in the hundreds. "But it will be thousands of positions reduced, thousands — in plural," said Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. "We don't have that specific number yet, but we're going to lay that out to the board next week." He also said some schools may be forced to close. "Campus closures have not been on the table until now," Hinojosa said. "That's almost impossible for us to do that for next year, but 18 months from now it will definitely be on the table."
- Wylie ISD Superintendent John Fuller is President of the Texas Association of School Administrators. "We're not advocating a tax increase, but a search for new revenues," he said.
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