Waco ISD seeks public input on budget crisis
Waco Independent School District has launched a page on its website (www.wacoisd.org) to seek
input from stakeholders about budget cutting strategies. The district is urging parents, students,
employees and other community members to submit their ideas and suggestions to the
administration and school board using the form.
With the state budget shortfall, Waco ISD, like most every public school district in Texas, will
make significant cuts as it prepares its budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. Faced with a cut of up to
$15 million in state funding, Waco ISD is preparing to cut between $5 million to $8 million from
the 2011-12 budget, with the possibility of additional cuts in the 2012-2013 budget.
“We have a challenging road ahead of us and we all must work together to ensure that our 15,200
students continue to have access to all necessary programs,” said new Waco ISD Superintendent
Dr. Bonny Cain.
Online public input will be collected through Friday, March 18, 2011.
The ideas and suggestions received will be analyzed by the district’s executive leadership team and
the Board of Trustees as they begin to create and adopt a balanced budget for 2011-2012.
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