Student programs see expansion with passage of 2016-2017 district budget

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The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district’s $1.4 billion budget for 2016-2017 at its June 23 meeting.

Key aspects of the budget include:

  • More than $13 million to support the opening of eight collegiate academies which will offer students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, tuition-free, while in high school.
  • A 2-percent raise for hourly workers. The budget also includes raising the minimum hourly salary for custodians and other maintenance workers to $10.37.
  • Approximately $4.7 million to support the continued implementation of the Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) initiative, an effort to raise achievement at seven underperforming schools by providing them with strong leaders and teams of highly effective teachers.
  • An increase of nearly $4.2 million for the early childhood education program, which is expected to grow its enrollment by more than 740 students.
  • Approximately $6.7 million to support the Public School Choice effort, which includes schools like the Solar Preparatory Academy a school for girls which focuses on STEAM learning.
To view the entire 2016-2017 budget, or previous budget documents, visit this page.
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