Due to education cuts by the state legislature, the budget presented
required the use of monies from the fund balance in order to create
a balanced budget.
Dr. Alfred Ray, DISD Superintendant, presented a budget that would not
see any layoffs of staff. DISD did experience some attrition, and some
of those positions were not filled in order to assist in making the
necessary budget cuts.
“The only way to avoid a deficit on paper would be for the
board to vote to allow layoffs,” said Dr. Ray.
Despite the state cuts, the Board feels they are prepared to adopt a
budget that will more than meet the needs of Duncanville students. “We
have made sound stewardship decisions that will allow us to provide
a quality education for our students,” said DISD Board
Member Marshal Wesley.