Some legislators have been told that Texas school districts should be allowed to cut pay for teachers or have furloughs to help avoid firing instructors to save money.
School districts are facing massive budget cuts as Texas
lawmakers wrangle with a budget shortfall estimated to be at least
$15 billion, with warnings that it could lead to teachers losing
Sen. Florence Shapiro of Plano, who chairs the Senate Education
Committee, said she thinks teachers would be open to a pay cut if
it saved their jobs.
Karen Ellis of the Richardson school board and vice president of
the Texas Association of School Boards, in testimony Tuesday, said
her district is facing a $54 million cut. Ellis says teachers are
being warned job cuts could be coming.
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