The Dallas School Board votes on next year’s budget at tonight’s meeting. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports there are fewer dollars than there used to be.
The DISD administration proposes a $1.16 billion budget for the 2012-2013 school year. That budget includes cuts from the state, no pay raises or tax hikes, and the closure of 10 schools, shuttered to save money.
The DISD also plans to cut some of the maintenance budget and increase the student teacher ratio in pre-k through fourth grade classes. While the district will also open some new schools, next year’s budget is expected to be smaller than this year’s by at least $20 million.