Returning Dallas Independent School District teachers received a most welcome letter from Dallas superintendent, Mike Miles, today. Superintendent Miles wants to add a 3 percent raise to teachers’ pay next school year, stating that he will include funding for that raise in the 2013 school year’s budget. The District School Board will have to approve the raise. As the nation’s attention is fixed upon the sequester and fiscal cliff battle brewing in Congress with the potential to significantly cut the state’s educational funding, the District’s budget director reports that the proposed salary increase would cost the District more than $14 million.
To avoid causing the Dallas ISD to have to scramble madly to fill vacant positions over the coming summer, the superintendent might have the problem solved.