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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016

Growth of student achievement programs highlight the $1.4 billion Dallas ISD budget

DALLAS — The Dallas Independent School District 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 School Leadership initiatives, including two new single-gender campuses: the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence Middle School and the Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School.
To view the entire 2016-2017 budget, or previous budget documents, click here.

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The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees met on June 23, and unanimously approved the 2016-2017 budget. Photo courtesy of Dallas ISD.
The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its more than 159,000 students for college or a career. The district offers a competitive mix of innovative programs, choice programs and instructional initiatives that support the increased academic achievement and socio-emotional development of its students. To learn more, visit www.dallasisd.org.

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